Tenant's Son Engaged in Illegal Drug Activity
LVT Number: 10407
Landlord City of New York sued to evict son of former tenant. Son claimed he was the remaining family member entitled to a lease. Landlord claimed that the son wasn't entitled to be tenant because he engaged in illegal drug activity at the building. The court ruled for landlord. Tenant's son had applied to be tenant in 1992. Landlord City denied his application based on his drug activity. The son never appealed that administrative decision. And when the city obtained the building through foreclosure, no agreements with prior landlord were binding. So son's claim that former landlord accepted him as tenant didn't mean anything.
City of New York v. Johnson: NYLJ, p. 28, col. 6 (2/21/96) (Civ. Ct. NY; Dubinsky, J)