EVICTION

Tenant Sold Drugs from His Apartment

February 21, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for conducting unlawful activity in his apartment. Witnesses testified that they complained to police that tenant was selling drugs from the apartment. This led to a police investigation...

Tenant Who Paid Rent Arrears Must Be Restored to Possession

February 13, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonpayment of rent. The court ruled for landlord, and tenant was evicted. The court later granted tenant's request to be restored to possession of the apartment....

Landlord Incorrectly Identified Tenant as Licensee

January 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after sending a 10-day notice to quit and claimed she was a licensee. The occupant claimed that she was a month-to-month tenant and asked the court to dismiss the case. The...

Long-Term Tenant Who Was Seriously Ill Excused from Eviction

January 16, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant. The court ruled for landlord, and tenant was evicted but later restored to possession by the court. Landlord and tenant then signed a settlement agreement, but landlord...

No Proof Marshal Stole Tenant's Property During Eviction

December 20, 2017    

Former tenant was evicted after landlord obtained a judgment of possession and eviction warrant in housing court. Former tenant later sued a New York City marshal, claiming that the marshal stole some of his personal...

Co-op Board Can Evict Shareholder Tenant for Creating Excessive Noise

December 20, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict co-op tenant shareholder for failing to cure proprietary lease violations by making or allowing disturbing or unreasonable noises in the building that interfered with the rights and comfort of...

Court Restores Evicted Tenant to Possession of Apartment

December 17, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. The court ruled for landlord based on tenant's default, and tenant was evicted. Tenant later asked to be restored to possession. The court ruled for tenant....

Tenant Showed No Good Cause to Be Restored to Apartment

December 17, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court, but the court later granted eviction of tenant. The court denied tenant's second request post-...

Landlord Improperly Sought Eviction of Section 8 Tenant

November 29, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for violating a substantial obligation of his tenancy. Landlord claimed that tenant failed to maintain his Section 8 voucher after uncorrected hazardous conditions in...

Landlord Can't Sue to Evict Super's Roommate Without Also Adding Super to Case

November 29, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict a licensee occupant, who lived in one bedroom of the building super's basement apartment. The occupant had lived there over 10 years in a room that the super rented to him. The occupant...

Landlord Didn't Disclose Tenant's Mental Health Status

November 29, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for creating a nuisance by a continuing course of objectionable conduct. On the first court date, landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement putting tenant on probation for a year...

No Landlord-Tenant Relationship Between Sisters

November 29, 2017    

A woman sued to evict her sister, claiming the sister was a licensee and no longer had permission to remain in the apartment. The court dismissed the case, and the woman sought to reinstate it. The woman pointed out...

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