HARASSMENT

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...

Landlord Must Pay Fine for Harassing Rent-Stabilized Tenant

November 22, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant sued landlord in housing court for...

Three-Quarter House Tenants Claim Harassment, Unlawful Eviction

March 22, 2016    

Landlord sued to eject six “three-quarter house” tenants from two buildings after it failed to obtain evictions in housing court cases. The premises weren’t half-way houses where residents were...

Tenant Claims Harassment Based on Landlord's Failure to Provide Gas and Heat

March 22, 2016    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed breach of the warranty of habitability and asked for a rent abatement because there was no heat or gas in the apartment. Landlord...

Federal Court Can't Decide Tenant's Harassment Claim

July 23, 2015    

Subsidized tenant in HUD housing sued landlord in federal court, claiming breach of covenant of quiet enjoyment and harassment. Landlord had sued to evict tenant for unauthorized subletting. That case was settled by...

Tenants Claim Postal Worker Conspired with Landlord Against Them

May 16, 2014    

Landlord cooperative corporation sued tenant shareholders in state Supreme Court, claiming that the tenants harassed and threatened other shareholders, the co-op board, building staff, and the building's managing...

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