Tenant's Medical Condition No Defense
LVT Number: #24132
Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. The trial court ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that, after a January 2005 car accident, he had problems walking and stayed at a New Jersey residence to recuperate. But landlord presented strong documentary evidence of nonprimary residence and tenant testified that his condition had improved and that he had become more self-sufficient since the accident. The trial court also didn't find tenant credible.
Great Bay Building Company LP v. Pantel: NYLJ, 5/18/12, p. 22, col. 2 (App. T. 1 Dept.; Hunter Jr., JP, Shulman, Torres, JJ)