Rent Demand Didn't Take DSS Payments Into Account
LVT Number: 15948
Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed that landlord's rent demand was improper. The court ruled for tenant and dismissed the case. Landlord had claimed that tenant owed $800 per month for six months. Tenant showed that DSS had paid a portion of tenant's rent in the amount of $286 per month during the months that landlord claimed that there was no payment. So landlord's rent demand was defective because it didn't properly break down the portion of the rent paid by DSS.
Shimon Realty Inc. v. Stosko: NYLJ, 6/24/02, p. 24, col. 6 (Civ. Ct. Kings; Pinckney, J)