Loft Tenant Didn't Sign Lease Offered
LVT Number: 12876
Landlord sued to evict loft tenant for refusing to sign a rent-stabilized lease. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case. The court ruled for tenant, and landlord appealed. The appeals court ruled for landlord. Landlord had a right to sue tenant for refusing to sign the lease. A trial was needed to determine if landlord had given up the right to evict by letting tenant remain in the loft without a written lease for 18 months while accepting rent. In any event, even if landlord won the case, tenant would get the chance to sign and return the lease.
6 Greene St. Assocs. v. Robbins: NYLJ, p. 26, col. 5 (12/21/98) (App. Div. 1 Dept.; Milonas, JP, Ellerin, Rubin, Mazzarelli, JJ)