Supportive Living Facility Properly Denied Entry to Occupant

March 27, 2018
LVT Number: #28308

Occupant sued program operator, claiming unlawful entry and detainer, after the operator denied him entry to a room he shared in a supportive living facility for people with substance abuse problems. The court ruled for occupant, finding that he was a tenant and that operator must start a summary proceeding in housing court to remove him. The operator appealed and won. In a "Resident Attestation," occupant acknowledged that he had no tenancy rights. Landlord claimed that he was a licensee, not a tenant.

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Andrews v. Acacia Network: 2018 NY Slip Op 28026, 2018 WL 735643 (App. T. 2 Dept.; 2/2/18; Pesce, PJ, Weston, Aliotta, JJ)