Occupant Can't Bring 'HP' Case Against Landlord
LVT Number: 15985
Occupant sued landlord, seeking apart-ment repairs. Occupant was landlord's niece who lived in one apartment in a three-family house. Landlord claimed that occupant was a guest who had never paid rent. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case. The court ruled for landlord. Occupant was a licensee. Since she wasn't a tenant, she couldn't bring an HP case against landlord.
Munro v. Prescott: NYLJ, 7/9/02, p. 19, col. 1 (Civ. Ct. Bronx; Gonzalez, J)