Lease Nonrenewal Notice Improper Because Term of Lease Wasn't Clear
LVT Number: #28111
Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. The court dismissed the case. Landlord was required to send tenant a notice of intent not to renew tenant's lease between 90 and 150 days before tenant's most recent lease or renewal lease expired. Landlord claimed that tenant's last two-year renewal lease became effective in 2013. But, although tenant signed that renewal lease, he didn't choose a one- or two-year lease term on the renewal form. Landlord wasn't permitted to deem a two-year renewal lease.
533 W. 144th LLC v. Severino: Index No. 51735/16, NYLJ No. 1510959921 (Civ. Ct. NY; 11/8/17; Schneider, J)