Loft Tenants Can't Partition Loft

LVT Number: #25350

Residential loft tenant sued co-tenant for partition of loft. While the case was pending, tenant asked the court to direct co-tenant to pay his portion of past-due rent as well as one-half of ongoing monthly rent. In a prior Loft Board proceeding, both had been declared tenants of the loft unit. Tenant also had previously obtained an order of protection against co-tenant, who claimed that tenant's allegations of assault were false and resulted in his ouster from the art studio in the loft. Co-tenant claimed that he lost income as a result.

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Stellweg v. Welch: Index No. 105398/11, NYLJ No. 1202635012708 (Sup. Ct. NY; 12/13/13; Singh, J)