Tenant Can Pursue Harassment Claim Against Landlord

LVT Number: #30788

Tenant sued landlord, claiming harassment. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case. He claimed that tenant no longer lived in the apartment and therefore had no standing to sue. Tenant denied that she had moved out and claimed she hadn't surrendered possession of the unit to landlord. The court denied landlord's request to dismiss given the dispute as to whether tenant had moved out.

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Francis v. Stein: Index No. 30042/19, NYLJ No. 1586170715 (Civ. Ct. Bronx; 3/23/20; Baum, J)