Renewal Lease Binding Even Though Landlord Sent Nonrenewal Notice
LVT Number: #30128
Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Tenant claimed that landlord also sent a renewal lease offer to tenant during the relevant window period. The court ruled for tenant and dismissed the case. Landlord sent a timely nonrenewal notice, but also sent tenant a rent-stabilized renewal lease offer. Tenant signed and accepted a two-year renewal offer. This created an enforceable lease agreement despite service of the nonrenewal notice.
1500 Grand Concourse Owners v. Martinez: Index No. 72595/2017, NYLJ No. 1554177586 (Civ. Ct. Bronx; 3/4/19; Lach, J)