Tenant's Agreement to Move out Was Unenforceable
LVT Number: 11809
Landlord sued to evict tenant based on tenant's agreement to end her rent-controlled tenancy and move out. The court ruled against landlord. Tenant can't give up rights under rent control through an agreement reached outside of a court. The agreement to end tenant's rent-controlled status was invalid. The rent control law specifically barred eviction proceedings based on agreements to surrender the apartment.
Merwest Realty Corp. v. Prager: NYLJ, p. 22, col. 6 (8/27/97) (Civ. Ct. NY; Friedman, J)