Loft Board Incorrectly Permitted Tenants to Withdraw Coverage Applications
LVT Number: #30547
Landlord operated a paper waste disposal plant on a loft building's first floor. Residential tenants sought interim multiple dwelling (IMD) status in 2014. Landlord argued that the building's hazardous operation was incompatible with residential use. Landlord and tenants signed a settlement agreement, which permitted tenants to remain in the building as rent-stabilized tenants in the absence of a residential certificate of occupancy. Landlord agreed to shut down the paper waste disposal plant and gave a number of other concessions to tenants.
Dom Ben Realty Corp. v. NYC Loft Board: 2019 NY Slip Op 08188, Index Nos. 2016-04682, 2016-10140 (App. Div. 2 Dept.; 11/13/19; Roman, JP, Hinds-Radix, Maltese, LaSalle, JJ)