Rent Abatement Properly Awarded
LVT Number: 8562
Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. The court gave tenant a rent abatement for breach of the warranty of habitability. Landlord appealed, and the appeals court ruled against landlord. The amount of the abatement was reasonable. Tenant's apartment had rodent infestation, and tenant had no hot water or heat for one week.
E & J Realty v. Alawieh: NYLJ, p. 21, col. 1 (1/21/94) (App. T. 1 Dept.; Ostrau, PJ, Miller, Glen, JJ)