EVICTION

Condo Tenant Illegally Locked Out Is Restored to Possession

September 28, 2017    

Condominium tenant sued landlord, seeking restoration to possession and claiming illegal lockout. Tenant left the apartment one morning, later came back, and found the locks changed and other people occupying the...

Court Reasonably Refused to Give Tenant Postjudgment Cure Period

September 24, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant, claiming that tenant refused landlord access to inspect and perform repairs that tenant claimed were needed in the apartment. Landlord showed that, in a prior eviction...

Garage Space Eviction Case Dismissed for Failure to Identify Space

August 29, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict residential tenant from a parking space in the building's garage. Landlord claimed that tenant didn't have a valid lease for the space. But landlord didn't describe which space...

Eviction Case Against Tenant for Illegal Trade Dismissed as Untimely

August 25, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for illegal trade due to tenant's arrest for trafficking in marijuana. Landlord also claimed that tenant violated a lease clause prohibiting unlawful purposes. The court granted...

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...

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