OWNER OCCUPANCY

Amended Law Bars Owner Occupancy Recovery of Entire Building

February 25, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict all rent-stabilized tenants in his building. Landlord claimed that he needed the apartments for owner occupancy purposes. The court ruled against landlord and dismissed the cases in July 2019...

Landlord's Owner Occupancy Case Dismissed Based on HSTPA

January 29, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant in 2018, in order to recover the apartment for use by his son as a primary residence. After the rent stabilization law was amended by the Housing Stability and Tenant...

Law Amended by HSTPA Applied to Owner Occupancy Case on Appeal

January 27, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant, in order to recover the apartment for owner occupancy. The trial court ruled for landlord in July 2018 because landlord showed a good faith intent to occupy as his...

Landlord's Claim to Recover Four Units Dismissed After HSTPA Amendments

December 19, 2019    

In separate proceedings, landlord sued to evict four rent-stabilized tenants in a six-unit building in order to combine the apartments as a residence for his son. The court consolidated the cases, and tenants asked...

Amended Law Bars Landlord from Recovering Entire Building for Owner Occupancy

August 21, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenants, claiming that it sought to recover all apartments in the building in order to convert it into a single-family home to be used as landlord's primary residence. The...

Acceptance of Lease Renewal Offer by Tenant Waived Prior Lease Nonrenewal Notice

June 20, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant in order to recover apartment for owner occupancy. The court granted tenant's request to dismiss the case. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord had offered tenant a...

Landlord LLC Can't Evict Rent-Stabilized Tenant for Owner Occupancy

May 21, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord hadn't renewed his lease since 2000. Landlord claimed that tenant was the building super with a low monthly rent. Landlord had asked tenant to move out because...

Landlord Can't Sue to Evict For Owner Occupancy

February 25, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant in order to recover the apartment for owner occupancy. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that landlord's nonrenewal or "Golub" notice was...

Trial Needed to Determine If Landlord Can Recover Apartment for His Son

October 29, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant, claiming that he needed tenant's apartment for the use of his son and daughter-in-law. After pretrial questioning, tenant asked the court to dismiss the case without...

Tenant Can Conduct Pretrial Questioning in Owner-Occupancy Case

June 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant in order to recover the apartment for owner occupancy. The court granted tenant's request to conduct pre-trial questioning. Information sought concerning landlord...

Landlord Seeks to Recover All Apartments in Building for Owner Occupancy

March 18, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for owner occupancy of tenant's apartment. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that landlord's lease nonrenewal notice was insufficient. The...

Landlord's Termination Notice in Owner Occupancy Case Was Insufficient

January 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for owner occupancy. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that landlord's termination notice was inadequate. The court ruled for tenant and dismissed...