Occupants Given Extended Time to Move Out Post-Judgment

LVT Number: #30424

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupants after tenant moved out. The court ruled for landlord, finding that occupants were licensees, not tenants. The court gave occupants five months to move out, provided they paid monthly use and occupancy as long as they remained in the apartment. They later asked the court to extend the stay period in accordance with amended Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law Section 753. Under the Rent Laws of 2019, this law now gave the court discretion to give tenants up to a year to move out after awarding landlord a judgment of possession.

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NYCHA v. Jones: Index No. 15234/18, 2019 NYLJ LEXIS 3649 (Civ. Ct. NY; 9/25/19; Elsner, J)