Tenant Replaced Defective Kitchen Appliances
LVT Number: 16501
Landlord sued to evict tenant for violating his lease by making unauthorized alterations. The court ruled against landlord. Landlord appealed and lost. Tenant replaced old and defective kitchen appliances and rusted cabinets that landlord hadn't repaired. This wasn't a material breach of the ''no alterations'' clause of tenant's lease. And tenant complied with a court direction to restore the plumbing and electrical systems in the apartment.
Riveredge Apartment Co. v. Rosenfeld: NYLJ, 4/22/03, p. 18, col. 1 (App. T. 1 Dept.; Suarez, PJ, Davis, Schoenfeld, JJ)