Squatters Entitled to 30-Day Notice
LVT Number: 14352
Landlord sued to evict squatters after sending them a 10-day notice to quit. Squatters claimed that they were entitled to a 30-day eviction notice before landlord could start an eviction case against them. The court ruled against squatters. They appealed and won. Landlord had previously and unsuccessfully tried to evict the squatters in 1990 and then let them stay there for a number of years before trying again. So squatters became month-to-month tenants and were entitled to a 30-day termination notice before landlord could start the eviction case against them.
City of New York v. Utsey: NYLJ, 8/9/00, p. 26, col. 3 (App. T.2 Dept.; Aronin, JP, Scholnick, Patterson, JJ)