Tenant Gets Full Abatement for Constructive Eviction Period

LVT Number: #25251

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed breach of the warranty of habitability and sought a rent abatement. The court ruled against landlord and for tenant, dismissed the petition, and awarded tenant a net money judgment in the amount of $6,535.

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Westhattan Corp. v. Wong: 2013 NY Slip Op 52188(U), 2013 WL 6696662 (App. T. 1 Dept.; 12/19/13; Shulman, JP, Hunter Jr., Torres, JJ)