Tenant Claims There Are Six or More Apartments in Building

LVT Number: #28602

Landlord sued to evict tenant from two-family dwelling. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court, by which tenant agreed to move out. Tenant later obtained an attorney and asked the court to vacate the settlement agreement because tenant was rent stabilized. The court ruled for tenant. Tenant had a potentially meritorious defense to the eviction petition.

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Johnson v. Bess: Index No. 79788/17, NYLJ No. 1531643781 (Civ. Ct. Queens; 6/14/18; Lansden, J)