Loft Unit Covered
LVT Number: 10660
Landlord sued to evict loft tenant after tenant's lease expired. Tenant claimed he was entitled to a rent-stabilized renewal lease. The court ruled for tenant. The building unquestionably qualified as an interim multiple dwelling. It was previously used for manufacturing; there were three or more families living as residential units between April 1, 1980, and Dec. 1, 1981; and there was no residential certificate of occupancy as of June 21, 1982. Although tenant's loft wasn't occupied as a residential unit before June 21, 1982, tenant has lived in the loft for two years and is subject to rent stabilization under the ETPA.
Tracto Equipment Corp. v. White: NYLJ, p. 29, col. 2 (5/29/96) (Civ. Ct. Kings; Mason, J)