Three-Day Rent Demand Not Properly Delivered
LVT Number: 18868
Landlord sued to evict tenant based on both holdover and nonpayment claims. The court ruled for landlord, finding that tenant owed $7,300. Tenant appealed, claiming improper delivery of the rent demand and termination notices. The appeals court ruled for tenant. Landlord never proved delivery of a termination notice, so the holdover claims were dismissed. And landlord only mailed the three-day rent demand to tenant; the law requires personal delivery. So the case must be dismissed.
Seaton v. Chavez: NYLJ, 4/12/06, p. 26, col. 5 (App. T. 2 Dept.; Rudolph, PJ, Tanenbaum, Lippman, JJ)