HARASSMENT

HARASSMENT

Court Orders Damages Against Landlord for Harassing Tenants

March 19, 2019    

Tenants sued landlord, claiming building violations including harassment. The court ruled for tenants after an inquest at which landlord failed to appear. Tenants testified that landord changed locks, illegally...

Landlord Harassed Rent-Controlled Tenant's Family Members

March 15, 2019    

Tenants complained to the DHCR that landlord harassed them. The DHCR ruled for tenants after a hearing, finding that landlord harassed tenants in violation of the rent control law. Landlord filed an Article 78 court...

Landlord Must Pay $2,000 to HPD for Harassing Tenant

February 27, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for refusing to renew her expired lease. Almost immediately after a trial started, landlord asked to discontinue the case because it couldn't make out all the...

Tenants' Harassment Claim Dismissed

February 20, 2019    

Tenants brought an HP proceeding against landlord, seeking correction of building violations and also claiming harassment by landlord. Landlord and tenants signed a consent order to correct violations, and a trial...

Landlord Misled Tenant in Buyout Negotiation

November 27, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant after tenant broke an agreement to move out in exchange for $20,000. In response, tenant claimed harassment by landlord. The court dismissed the case and imposed a civil...

New Landlord Fined Over $720K for Harassing Tenants

July 27, 2018    

Tenants' association sued landlord, claiming that violations of the Housing Maintenance Code existed at the building. The court ordered landlord to correct the violations, and HPD was awarded penalties of $129,...

Landlord Harassed Tenant Through Baseless Eviction Proceedings

June 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for refusing to sign a renewal lease. Tenant claimed that landlord was harassing her. Tenant claimed that she had signed a renewal lease before landlord started the case...

Landlord Must Pay HPD Penalties for Failing to Correct Violations

January 25, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord in housing court, to obtain repairs and correction of violations. The court ordered landlord to correct many class B violations, including a leak and resulting water damage. Tenant later asked...

Landlord Who Harassed Tenant Fined $5,000

September 28, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict month-to-month tenant. Tenant claimed retaliatory eviction and harassment. The court ruled for tenant and dismissed the case. Tenant had complained of a lack of heat and essential services and...

Landlord Fined $1,500 for Harassing Apartment Occupant

August 28, 2017    

Landlord of low-income housing supervised by HPD sued to evict apartment occupant for nonpayment of rent. Occupant asked the court to dismiss the case and claimed harassment by landlord. The court ruled for occupant...

Landlord's Unflattering Description of Tenant Wasn't Defamation or Harassment

April 25, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for defamation, harassment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress after landlord sent a letter to tenant’s friends and relatives concerning tenant’s dispute with landlord...

Former Aide's Harassment Claim Against Landlord Dismissed

January 18, 2017    

Former homecare attendant sued landlord of two-family home, claiming that landlord harassed him by unlawfully and forcibly evicting him without due process of law. Landlord was a 94-year-old invalid who had...