No Landlord-Tenant Relationship Existed
LVT Number: 13816
Landlord sued to evict ''tenant'' for nonpayment of rent. The court ruled against landlord and dismissed the case. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord signed a ''contract for rooming or lodging'' with occupant. The agreement specifically stated that it would not be interpreted as being a lease and that no right of possession was being given to occupant. A contract for lodging doesn't create a landlord-tenant relationship.
Cooperstein v. Hsu: NYLJ, p. 34, col. 2 (12/23/99) (App. T.2 Dept.; DiPaola, PJ, Ingrassia, Floyd, JJ)