Tenant Refused to Certify Income for Federal Tax Credit Program
LVT Number: #25482
Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for failing to certify her household income after landlord started receiving federal low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC). Landlord claimed that tenant's refusal to certify violated a substantial obligation of her tenancy. Tenant argued that this requirement was in conflict with Rent Stabilization Code (RSC) Section 2522.5(g), which required landlord to renew tenant's lease on the same terms and conditions as her expiring lease. Tenant's lease was last renewed in 2006.
OLR, MM, LP v. Bracero: 43 Misc.3d 1215(A), 2014 NY Slip Op 50652(U) (Civ. Ct. Bronx; 4/10/14; Madhavan, J)