Landlord Didn't Prove Apartment Was Used for Illegal Drug Trade

June 26, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for drug-related criminal activity in tenant's apartment, following the arrest of an occupant at the apartment. Landlord said that the HUD Voucher Program,...

Landlord Must Restore Tenant He Illegally Locked Out

May 25, 2020    

Tenant sued landlord, claiming illegal lockout. Landlord claimed that tenant had voluntarily surrendered possession of the apartment. Tenant said that she was locked out on several occasions through December 2019 and...

Lighthouse Program Operator Unlawfully Evicted Occupant

May 25, 2020    

Resident sued an operator of the Lighthouse program, claiming that he was unlawfully evicted without legal process. He sought restoration to the premises. The operator argued that resident wasn't a tenant and had...

Tenant Got His Terminated Section 8 Benefits Restored

May 25, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for failing to maintain his Section 8 rent subsidy benefits. Landlord claimed that tenant violated his lease when he was terminated from the Section 8 program in 2017. Tenant asked the...

Eviction Warrant Vacated After Guardian Appointed for Tenant

May 24, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. The housing court appointed a guardian ad litem (GAL) for tenant. The parties signed a court-ordered settlement agreement in 2017, which included a money judgment...

No Illegal Lockout of Person Allowed to Live in Commercial Space

May 23, 2020    

Tenant sued someone he claimed was his landlord for illegal lockout. Since the court action took place during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the court denied tenant's request for a jury trial and instead...

Subtenant Illegally Locked Tenant's Son Out of Apartment

May 22, 2020    

In 2009, rent-stabilized tenant left her apartment for Antigua to care for her mother. She returned to the apartment frequently but, in the meantime, sublet the apartment for the past 20 years to a family friend. The...

Default Judgment and Eviction Warrant Against Incarcerated Tenant Vacated

May 22, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict tenant based on tenant's failure to restore his discontinued Section 8 rent subsidy. The court ruled for landlord based on tenant's default.

Super's Wife Who Isn't a Tenant Can't Claim Protection from Eviction as Domestic Violence Victim

April 27, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict the building super's wife from a basement apartment after sending her a 10-day notice to quit as a licensee. Landlord had allowed the building super to live in the apartment as an incident...

60-Day Termination Notice Required to End Month-to-Month Tenancy

April 27, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict a month-to-month tenant after sending a 30-day eviction notice. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that landlord improperly served a 30-day notice. Tenant claimed that, under...

Court Vacates Default Judgment Against Section 8 Tenant

April 21, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict project-based Section 8 tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant didn't appear in court, so the court awarded landlord a judgment of possession and a money judgment for $2,683. Tenant later...

Court Can't Stay Eviction of NYCHA Tenant

January 29, 2020    

Landlord NYCHA sued to evict tenant after a NYCHA hearing resulted in termination of her tenancy. The court ruled for landlord but permanently stayed issuance of an eviction warrant as an accommodation to tenant'...