Rent-Controlled Tenant Created a Nuisance

LVT Number: #29981

Landlord sued to evict rent-controlled tenant for creating a nuisance. Landlord claimed that tenant's conduct frightened other tenants. The trial court ruled for landlord, finding that tenant's conduct constituted a nuisance. Landlord proved that tenant sent landlord more than 11,000 harassing emails, disrupted private birthday parties and dinners held by other tenants in the building's garden, shut off air purifiers set up outside her apartment to limit noxious odors emanating from the unit, removed or taped building security cameras, maintained large boxes and more than 60 garbage bags in public hallways, threw objects outside her fourth-floor window, and repeatedly used profanity and racial slurs. Tenant also sent many harassing handwritten and signed notes to each tenant in the building. 

The Beuhler 1992 Family Trust v. Longo: Index No. L&T99395/17, 2019 NY Slip Op 29049 (Civ. Ct. Kings; 2/15/19; Ortiz, J)