HOUSING VIOLATIONS

Landlord Doesn't Prove Economic Infeasibility Prevented Correction of Violations

September 28, 2021    

Tenants in an SRO building and HPD commenced separate HP proceedings against landlord in housing court, seeking correction of various housing violations to restore habitability after a building fire where a vacate...

Landlord Who Didn't Correct Violations Fined Over $20,000

September 28, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord in housing court, seeking correction of certain Housing Maintenance Code violations. HPD conducted an inspection in response and issued 17 violations, including two Class "C"...

Housing Court Decides to Enforce DHCR Service Reduction Order in HP Proceeding

September 23, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord in a housing court HP proceeding, claiming that a sloping floor condition in his apartment needed correction even though HPD issued no violation for the condition after inspection. The court...

Landlord in Contempt of Court for Not Correcting Apartment Violations

April 23, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord in housing court, seeking correction of violations in tenant's apartment. At some point after landlord failed to comply with the court's order to correct violations, tenant asked the...

Landlord Can't Challenge Placement on HPD Pilot Program List

March 23, 2020    

After Local Law 1 of 2018 required HPD to identify buildings that shared characteristics of "building distress," which indicated a likelihood of suspected harassment of existing lawful occupants within...

Court Appoints 7-A Administrator to Manage Building

September 24, 2018    

HPD brought an "HP" proceeding against landlord, seeking correction of Housing Maintenance Code violations against landlord's building. Landlord agreed in court to correct 17 Class "C"...

No Contempt Finding for Landlord Who Repaired Prior Violations

May 27, 2018    

Owner of condo duplex unit sued landlord building owner in an HP proceeding, claiming contempt of court. He claimed that landlord failed to correct housing violations required by an earlier consent order in housing...