Petition Didn't Adequately Describe Landlord
LVT Number: 13278
Facts: Landlord sued to evict tenant. Tenant claimed that landlord's petition was defective because it didn't adequately describe landlord. Landlord described itself simply as a housing development fund corporation (HDFC). Court: Tenant wins. HDFCs can receive various types of government funds, which determine both the applicable government regulations that apply and the extent of government involvement in the building. Landlord may be subject to a ''good cause requirement'' in evicting tenants. But landlord's petition didn't give tenant or the court enough information to determine if this requirement applied.
145-57 Morningside Ave. HDFC v. Yann: NYLJ, p. 30, col. 3 (5/5/99) (Civ. Ct. NY; Billings, J)