Tenant Who Claimed Illegal Lockout Had Abandoned Apartment
LVT Number: #24620
Tenant sued landlord NYCHA for wrongful eviction. The court ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that he had been illegally locked out of his apartment. But tenant had moved to Virginia to live with relatives and hadn't paid rent for several months. Tenant's family members also had returned the apartment key to landlord.
Pianello v. NYCHA: 2013 NY Slip Op 50057(U), NYLJ No. 1202585439236 (App. T. 1 Dept.; 1/16/13; Lowe III, JP, Shulman, Hunter, JJ)