Landlord's Son Had Apparent Authority to Sign Lease with Tenant

LVT Number: #30539

Landlord sued to evict unregulated month-to-month tenant after sending a 30-day termination notice. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that he had a one-year lease signed in March 2019 and which expired on Feb. 29, 2020. Landlord claimed that tenant signed the lease with his son, who had no authority to sign a lease for landlord. The court ruled for tenant. The existence of the lease wasn't in dispute. And landlord gave his son apparent authority to enter the lease with tenant.

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Liang v. Tarantola: Index No. 63360/2019, 2019 NY Slip Op 51928(U) (Civ. Ct. Queens; 11/1/19; Jimenez, J)