No Charitable Exemption Found for Rent-Stabilized Building
LVT Number: #29941
Landlord sued to evict various building tenants, claiming that they were exempt from rent stabilization due to the building's charitable exemption. The cases were consolidated, and landlord failed to appear in court. The court then ordered an inquest for tenants to present their counterclaims. Tenants argued that the building was rent stabilized rather than exempt. The court ruled for tenants. Landlord failed to appear despite notification of the inquest. Tenants proved there were more than six apartments in the building and that landlord wasn't operating the building for a charitable purpose. Tenants therefore were rent stabilized and should be given rent-stabilized leases.
Corrado v. Parker: Index No. 89390/17, NYLJ No. 1546654088 (Civ. Ct. Kings; 11/10/19; Finkelstein, J)