Tenant in House Illegally Converted to More Than Six Units Is Rent Stabilized

LVT Number: #28104

Landlord of two-family house sued to evict unregulated month-to-month tenant. The court ruled for landlord upon inquest after tenant failed to appear in court. Tenant later asked the court to reopen the case and dismiss it, claiming that she was rent stabilized. Tenant claimed that the building contained six or more apartments, including one in the basement, tenant's first-floor apartment, and five SRO units on the second floor. The case was reopened, and the court ruled for tenant after trial.

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