Petition Didn't Mention Agreed-Upon Rent Abatement
LVT Number: 14314
Landlord sued to evict SRO tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed that landlord's petition was defective, because it didn't mention that a written agreement gave all tenants a 100 percent rent abatement during building renovations. Landlord claimed that the back rent sought was for a period before the rent abatement began. The court ruled for tenant and dismissed the petition. Landlord's petition sought rent for some periods when the rent abatement was in place. So landlord's statement of the rent owed was inaccurate.
Thirty E. 30th St. LLC v. Siegal: NYLJ, 7/19/00, p. 26, col. 3 (Civ. Ct. NY; Scheckowitz, J)