SRO Occupant May Be Entitled to Rent-Stabilized Tenancy

LVT Number: #30341

Landlord sued to evict occupant of rent-stabilized SRO unit, claiming that occupant was a licensee whose license expired when tenant GTI Imports gave up possession of the unit. Landlord and occupant signed a settlement agreement by which occupant agreed to move out and landlord waived any back rent due. Occupant then obtained an attorney who asked for appointment of a guardian ad litem (GAL) because occupant was mentally ill, and to vacate the judgment and warrant.

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Mojo Hotel Inc. v. Sindo: Index No. 72061/19, NYLJ No. 1566202040 (Civ. Ct. Queens; 8/6/19; Jimenez, J)