EVICTION

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'...

Landlord Can Evict Tenant for Drug Trade Conducted in Unit

January 29, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for illegal use of his apartment. The trial court ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. During a lawful search of tenant's apartment, police recovered drugs and paraphernalia...

Evicted Tenant Showed No Good Cause to Be Restored to Possession

December 19, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant based on failure to sign a rent-stabilized renewal lease. The court ruled for landlord, and tenant was evicted. Tenant later asked the court to restore her to possession and give her a...

Court Vacates Judgment and Eviction Warrant in Nonpayment Case

December 19, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonpayment of rent. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court and tenant agreed to pay back rent by a certain date. The court later granted tenant...

Tenant Presented No Excusable Default to Vacate Eviction Warrant

December 16, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant after NYCHA determined that tenant's chronic rent delinquency violated her lease. The court ruled for landlord after an inquest, but the warrant clerk denied landlord's request...

NYCHA Can Evict Tenant for Drug-Related Criminal Activity

December 16, 2019    

Tenant filed an Article 78 court appeal of landlord NYCHA's decision, after a hearing, that tenant was ineligible to continue her apartment occupancy based on nondesirability. Landlord had charged tenant with...

Tenant Must Comply with Amended LIHTC Income Recertification Requirements

October 28, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant based on a claimed violation of a substantial obligation of her tenancy. Landlord claimed that tenant failed to certify under the requirements of the Low Income Housing...

Occupants Given Extended Time to Move Out Post-Judgment

October 23, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupants after tenant moved out. The court ruled for landlord, finding that occupants were licensees, not tenants. The court gave occupants five months to move out, provided they...

Tenant's Son, as Licensee, Had No Standing to Claim Retaliatory Eviction

October 23, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant and her adult son. The son appeared in court and claimed retaliatory eviction. A guardian ad litem also was appointed for tenant. The son claimed that landlord sued to evict...

Predicate Notices Didn't State Grounds for Terminating Lease

September 25, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant after notifying him of a deterioration of the property's plumbing and sewage pipes that could lead to hazardous living conditions. The court granted tenant's request to dismiss...

Landlord Can Evict Tenant for Drugs, Guns, and Ammo Found in Apartment

September 23, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant based on illegal activity in the apartment. The court ruled for landlord. Tenant claimed no knowledge of other occupants' activities. But the apartment was used for...

Co-op Shareholder Tenant Seeks to Evict Gay Life Partner

September 22, 2019    

Co-op apartment shareholder tenant sued to evict his gay life partner, after sending the partner a notice to quit and claiming that he was a licensee. The partner argued that he wasn't a licensee, but a family...