Tenant Entitled to Return of Deposit
LVT Number: 17196
Former tenant sued landlord in small claims court for the refund of its security deposit. Landlord had held on to part of the deposit, claiming damage to the apartment or other unpaid charges. The court ruled for tenant. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord didn't prove he was entitled to retain the security deposit.
Connolly v. Frankel: NYLJ, 2/18/04, p. 28, col. 4 (App. T. 1 Dept.; McCooe, JP, Davis, Schoenfeld, JJ)