HARASSMENT

Tenant Doesn't Prove Harassment Based on Alleged Toxic Odor

November 22, 2021    

Tenant brought an HP proceeding against landlord, claiming harassment. She said there was a "toxic odor invading" her apartment in June 2020 and that landlord did nothing about it. Landlord asked the court...

Federal Appeals Court Upholds NYC COVID Harassment Laws

November 22, 2021    

In May 2020, NYC amended its residential and nonresidential harassment laws, to prohibit "threatening" tenants based on their "status as a person or business impacted by COVID-19, or . . . receipt of a...

Landlord Forged Marshal's Eviction Notice and Posted It on Tenant's Door

November 17, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord in an HP housing court proceeding, seeking apartment repairs and claiming that landlord harassed her on the telephone and posted a marshal's eviction notice on her apartment door with a copy...

No Harassment of Tenant Found in HP Action

September 27, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord in housing court's HP part, claiming harassment and seeking correction of building violations. The court ruled for tenant. Tenant had lived in the building since 2014, and the building was...

Punitive Damages Imposed on Landlord Who Shut Off Tenant's Water During Pandemic

July 26, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord in an HP proceeding, seeking correction of apartment violations and also claiming harassment by landlord. Tenant claimed that landlord caused, or intended to cause, her to move out by using or...

Landlord Penalized $5,000 for Harassing Tenant

July 26, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord, claiming harassment. Tenant had previously filed an HP action, seeking an order to correct a mold condition in her apartment. In the new case, tenant claimed that landlord shut off electricity...

Landlord Harassed Tenant Through Unreasonable Access Demands

June 22, 2021    

Landlord brought a summary proceeding against tenant, seeking a money judgment for nonpayment of rent. Tenant counterclaimed for harassment and breach of the warranty of habitability. The court granted tenant's...

Landlord Didn't Have Control Over Resident Who Allegedly Harassed Tenant

June 20, 2021    

Tenants sued landlord, claiming breach of the warranty of habitability and violations of federal and state housing discrimination laws. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case without trial....

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...