HARASSMENT

Trial Court Dismisses Tenant's Harassment Claim Against Landlord

May 25, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord in an HP proceeding, claiming harassment and a number of apartment conditions, including periodic heat and hot water cut-offs. The court dismissed the case after trial. Tenant said that the day...

Court Finds Nothing to Support Harassment Claim Against Landlord

May 24, 2021    

Tenant, who lived in a basement apartment, sued landlord, claiming harassment. Tenant previously had a friendly relationship with landlord, who lived upstairs. Tenant claimed that landlord yelled, cursed, and...

Tenants' Harassment and Assault Claims Against Landlord Dismissed

April 23, 2021    

Two rent-stabilized tenants of one apartment sued landlord for harassment, assault, nuisance, breach of the warranty of habitability, and breach of their lease. They claimed that landlord engaged in "an...

Landlord Fined $2,000 for Harassing Tenant

March 29, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord, seeking correction of violations, a restraining order, and a finding of harassment. Landlord failed to appear in court three times. The court ruled for tenant. An HPD report confirmed tenant...

Tenant Without Proof of Mold Didn't Show Harassment by Landlord

March 26, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord and HPD, claiming harassment by landlord and a bathroom mold condition that warranted placement of a violation and remedy. The trial court ruled against tenant, who later asked the court for a...

Landlord Backtracked on Giving Tenant Permission to Replace Cabinets

February 22, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant sued landlord cooperative corporation in an HP proceeding, seeking correction of violations, a finding of harassment, and a restraining order. She claimed that the building manager gave her...

Landlord Who Harassed Tenant Must Pay Fines and Punitive Damages

February 22, 2021    

Building tenants sued landlord to obtain correction of outstanding violations. They also claimed harassment by landlord. In November 2019, the parties signed a consent order in court for correction of the violations...

Roof Leak Didn't Cause Harassment or Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

December 8, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant sued landlord, claiming willful refusal to fix a damaged roof and repeated water leaks into her apartment and the adjoining corridor. Tenant claimed that these acts resulted in intentional...

Tenant Buyout Agreement Didn't Conform to Anti-Harassment Law Provisions

November 22, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's daughter, claiming that tenant had surrendered her tenancy in a buyout agreement with landlord. Tenant died after landlord started the court case. The daughter...

Landlord Fined $4,000 for Harassing Apartment Occupant to Force Relocation

September 22, 2020    

Former landlord of a three-family house rented a bedroom in a two-bedroom apartment to tenant, who lived there with her daughter. The apartment also contained a third, illegal bedroom. New landlords bought the house...

Tenant Can Pursue Harassment Claim Against Landlord

May 25, 2020    

Tenant sued landlord, claiming harassment. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case. He claimed that tenant no longer lived in the apartment and therefore had no standing to sue. Tenant denied that she had moved...

Co-op Corp. Didn't Harass Shareholder It Sued for Defamation

May 23, 2020    

Landlord cooperative corporation sued a shareholder tenant for defamation. The co-op claimed that after losing an election for board president to another proprietary lessee, the tenant created a public Facebook group...