Liens Imposed for Emergency Repair Work
LVT Number: 6895
Landlord sued to prevent the city from foreclosing on nine buildings he owned. The trial court delayed any foreclosure while landlord and the city tried to settle. The city appealed, and the appeals court ruled that the city could continue to seek foreclosure, even while negotiating with landlord. Landlord had disputed several liens on the property related to emergency repair work, pest control, and health department work. But the court noted that landlord owed substantial back taxes and must continue to pay in installments, even while disputing the basis of those taxes.
Singer v. Dept. of Finance of City of New York: NYLJ, p. 27, col. 4 (3/22/93) (App. Div. 1 Dept.; Milonas, JP, Ross, Asch, Rubin, JJ)