LOFTS

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...

Tenant Not Entitled to Loft Law Coverage

November 17, 2018    

Tenants applied to the NYC Loft Board for loft law coverage under Multiple Dwelling Law Article 7-C, the interim multiple dwelling law. The Loft Board ruled against tenants, who filed an Article 78 court appeal and...

Landlord Can't Sue Tenants for Rent Where Building Lacked C of O

April 26, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict two loft tenants in the same building for nonpayment of rent. The court dismissed the cases. The building was an interim multiple dwelling under a Loft Board Order. Multiple Dwelling Law...

Landlord Can't Prove Loft Tenant Profiteered Through Short-Term Rentals

February 13, 2018    

Landlord sued to eject rent-stabilized loft tenant based on illegal subletting of rooms in the loft through Airbnb to numerous individuals over a two-year period. Landlord asked the court to rule in its favor without...

Loft Unit Wasn't Deregulated

January 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict loft tenant, claimed that the unit was deregulated in 2008 when prior landlord purchased improvements belonging to previous tenant. The court denied tenant's request to dismiss the case....