More Details of Lease Violation Claim Needed
LVT Number: 19281
Landlord sued to evict tenant. Landlord claimed that tenant violated his lease by keeping animals in his apartment, and that the animals created a nuisance. Landlord said neighbors had complained that tenant's dogs barked at all hours, ran free in the common areas of the building, urinated and defecated in the building, and created foul odors. Landlord also claimed that tenant had a pet snake that escaped and was found in another tenant's apartment. Tenant asked for a statement of specific dates, and names and addresses of witnesses. Landlord refused. The court ruled that landlord must provide the information. It wouldn't harm landlord to do so and would help tenant prepare his defense to the claim.
AGLI Realty Co. v. Sanchez: NYLJ, 11/8/06, p. 23, col. 3 (Civ. Ct. NY; Cavallo, J)