Tenant Can Vacate Agreement to Move Out After Getting Rid of 21 Cats

LVT Number: #24686

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for failing to cure lease violations, including harboring 21 cats in her apartment. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court. Tenant agreed to move out in five months, and landlord agreed to waive six months of rent arrears owed. Tenant subsequently got an attorney and asked the court to vacate the settlement agreement. The court ruled against tenant, who appealed and won.

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