Rent Frozen Since Landlord Didn't Promptly Correct Rent Registrations
LVT Number: #30087
Landlord sued to evict tenant after tenant's lease expired. Landlord claimed that tenant's apartment was unregulated, after prior high-rent vacancy deregulation. Tenant claimed that the apartment was improperly deregulated while the building received J-51 tax benefits and that he was rent stabilized. The court initially ruled for tenant but, after reconsideration, ruled for landlord.
EMA Realty, LLC v. Leyva: Index No. 2017-1353, 2019 NY Slip Op 29110 (App. T. 2 Dept.; 4/12/19; Pesce, PJ, Aliotta, Elliot, JJ)