EVICTION

Court Grants No Additional Time to Occupant to Vacate Low-Income Housing

August 15, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant moved out in 2016. Landlord and occupant settled the case in court. Occupant agreed to move out by May 31, 2017, and later the court granted...

Landlord Not Required to Accept Back Rent Payments

July 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. The court ruled for landlord based on tenant's failure to appear in court but later vacated the default judgment. Tenant then agreed to pay landlord $7,000 by...

Guardian Ad Litem Improperly Waived Tenant's Defenses to Eviction Action

July 26, 2017    

Landlord-sponsor, who owned cooperative apartment, sued to evict long-term 88-year-old Section 8 tenant, claiming financial/economic hardship and indicating the need to sell the apartment. The court referred tenant...

Tenant Evicted on Default in Nonpayment Case Can't Be Restored to Possession

July 20, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant failed to appear on the scheduled court date, and landlord obtained a default judgment of possession and money judgment for $2,541. After tenant was...

Tenant Can Sue in Housing Court to Evict Roommate

June 27, 2017    

Tenant sued to evict roommate from the first-floor bedroom and common areas of the apartment they shared. The roommate asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that New York City owned the building and that...

Eviction Case Based on Drug Activity Dismissed

June 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for illegal activities in his apartment. Tenant claimed that landlord's 10-day termination notice was vague and that the case should be dismissed. The court ruled for tenant and...

Termination Notice Sufficiently Described Grounds for Eviction Case

June 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for engaging in drug-related criminal activity in or on the premises. Tenant claimed that landlord's termination notice was insufficient and asked the court to dismiss the case. The...

Tenant Was Arrested for Drug Sale Four Blocks from Building

June 24, 2017    

Landlord of building receiving subsidy assistance from the National Housing Act Section 221(d)(3) Below Market Interest Rate Program sued to evict tenant based on criminal drug activity. The court denied tenant...

New Landlord Improperly Locked Tenant Out of Apartment

May 22, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord, seeking to be restored to possession of a rent-stabilized apartment. Tenant had previously temporarily located to an apartment in an adjoining building so that prior landlord could complete...

Landlord Improperly Sued to Evict Shareholder Tenant as Licensee After Foreclosure

April 28, 2017    

Landlord cooperative corporation sued to evict shareholder tenant after recovering the apartment in a nonjudicial foreclosure after tenant failed to make maintenance payments. Landlord started the case by sending...

Tenant Didn't Pay “Use and Occupancy” While Eviction Case Pending

April 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonprimary residence. While the case was pending, landlord and tenant signed a court-ordered agreement that tenant would pay monthly use and occupancy or else landlord could evict...

Court Excuses Tenant's Default on Agreement to Cure Chronic Nonpayment of Rent

April 24, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for chronic nonpayment of rent. Landlord claimed that it had to start six nonpayment proceedings against tenant between 2012 and 2015. Landlord and tenant signed a...

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