LOFTS

Shareholder Tenant's Unit Subject to Loft Law

February 22, 2021    

In 2016, the NYC Loft Board ruled that landlord's building was an interim multiple dwelling (IMD) subject to the Loft Law. Landlord filed an Article 78 court proceeding, seeking annulment of the Loft Board's...

Landlord Can't Force Premature Loft Board Determination

December 10, 2020    

Landlord, who owned a building classified as an Interim Multiple Dwelling (IMD) under the Loft Law, sued the Loft Board in connection with Loft Board actions concerning the use and classification of the building....

Eviction Case Involving Commercial Loft Belongs in Housing Court

November 23, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict a commercial loft tenant when tenant's lease expired. Tenant claimed that she had lived in the loft at all times during her tenancy with landlord's knowledge and consent. She said the...

Landlord Can't Get Preliminary Approval of Plan to Remove Building's Gas Service

May 22, 2020    

Landlord of loft building sued tenants and the NYC Loft Board, seeking an injunction against building occupants from interfering with landlord's work to legalize the building and pursuing its amended legalization...

Prior Tenant Sold Loft Law Rights to Landlord

February 15, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict month-to-month tenant. Tenant claimed that she was protected by either the Loft Law or the rent stabilization law. Tenant asked the court to hold off on deciding the case until her application...

Loft Board Should've Let Tenants Withdraw Loft Law Coverage Application

February 12, 2020    

Four tenants applied for Loft Law coverage in 2014. In 2015, landlord and tenants signed a settlement agreement, submitted to the Loft Board, providing that tenants would withdraw the coverage application and...

Tenants Didn't Prove Loft Law Coverage Applied

February 12, 2020    

Tenants applied for Loft Law coverage for their units under Multiple Dwelling Law Article 7-C. The NYC Loft Board ruled against tenants, who then filed an Article 78 court appeal of the Loft Board's decision. The...

Building Code Doesn't Require 24-Hour Elevator Service

January 29, 2020    

Former loft tenant, now subject to rent stabilization, sued landlord and HPD to obtain elevator accessibility. Tenant lived on the fifth floor, and the elevator was available only during business hours on weekdays,...

Loft Board Incorrectly Permitted Tenants to Withdraw Coverage Applications

December 19, 2019    

Landlord operated a paper waste disposal plant on a loft building's first floor. Residential tenants sought interim multiple dwelling (IMD) status in 2014. Landlord argued that the building's hazardous...

Landlord Can Seek Eviction of Loft Tenant Due to Chronic Nonpayment of Rent

July 23, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict loft tenant for chronic nonpayment of rent. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case without trial. Landlord, in turn, asked the court to rule in its favor without trial. Tenant claimed that...

Landlord Can't Get Loft Tenant's Juror Records

June 17, 2019    

Landlord sued the court's commissioner of jurors, seeking disclosure of loft tenant's home and mailing addresses, as well as tenant's dates of jury service. The court ruled against landlord, who appealed...

Tenant Obtains Loft Law Coverage from NYC Loft Board

March 19, 2019    

Tenant sought interim multiple dwelling (IMD) coverage from the NYC Loft Board. The Loft Board ruled for tenant. Landlord appealed and lost. The Loft Board reasonably found that tenant lived in a separate and...