Tenant Gets Deposit After Landlord Breached Lease
LVT Number: 13671
Tenant sued landlord in small claims court for return of a security deposit after he moved out of his apartment. The court ruled for tenant, and landlord appealed. The appeals court ruled against landlord. Landlord breached the lease by not installing carpet. So tenant was permitted to move out and get a refund of his security deposit.
Taek v. Skouloudis: NYLJ, p. 32, col. 4 (10/4/99) (App. T.2 Dept.; Kassoff, PJ, Aronin, Scholnick, JJ)