LOFTS

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....

No Illusory Tenancy Created in Loft Unit

November 29, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict loft tenant and occupant based on tenant's nonprimary residence. The occupant claimed that there was an illusory tenancy between landlord and tenant and that she should be deemed a tenant....

Buyouts of Prior Loft Tenants Permanently Excluded Units from Rent Regulation

June 20, 2017    

The Loft Board found that residential units in a building qualified as interim multiple dwellings (IMDs) under the Loft Law but weren't subject to rent stabilization upon prior landlord's purchase of former...

Tenant's Loft Was Actually Two IMD Units

January 17, 2017    

Tenant appealed a decision of the NYC Loft Board, which found that the fourth-floor loft that tenant entirely occupied consisted of two separate apartment units, and that he was the tenant of record of only one of...

Loft Tenant's Estate Administrator Can't Take Possession

February 16, 2016    

Deceased tenant’s estate administrator, who was tenant’s brother, sued landlord, seeking to be restored to possession of tenant’s apartment. Tenant had moved into the apartment in 1978, became...

Loft Wasn't Deregulated

April 16, 2014    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant's loft unit was deregulated and no longer subject to Article 7-C of the Loft Law. The trial court ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and won. Landlord claimed...