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Co-op Shareholder Tenant Owes $115,300 in Maintenance Arrears

March 19, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict cooperative shareholder tenant for nonpayment of rent. The court ruled for landlord based on tenant's default but later reopened the case at tenant's request. The court also denied...

Late Fee Applied to Tenant's Rent Was Excessive

March 16, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant for nonpayment of rent. Although tenant otherwise paid rent, what landlord claimed due were late fees for a number of months and an increase in tenant's rent after tenant...

Landlord Improperly Sought Higher Rent While Rent Reduction Order in Effect

February 27, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. The court ruled against landlord and dismissed the case. There was a DHCR rent reduction order in effect that froze tenant's legal rent at $278 per month. The...

Landlord's Rent Demand Was Fatally Defective

February 27, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed that landlord's rent demand didn't provide a good faith estimate of the rent actually owed. The court agreed and dismissed the case....

Late Fee Was Excessive

February 26, 2019    

Landlord cooperative corporation sued to evict shareholder tenant for nonpayment of maintenance fees. Landlord also included a claim for $150 per month late fees for nonpayment. The court ruled for landlord in part....

Rent Demand Didn't Set Forth Good Faith Estimate of Rent Due

February 26, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, arguing that the rent demand sent before starting the case didn't give a good faith estimate of rent arrears. The...

Use Violation Barred Rent Collection from Rent-Stabilized Tenant

February 25, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonpayment of rent in excess of $14,000. Tenant argued that the case should be dismissed under Multiple Dwelling Law (MDL) Section 202. A DOB inspector testified that...

Landlord Can Evict Tenant Based on Chronic Nonpayment of Rent

February 21, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for substantially breaching his lease and/or creating a nuisance by continuously failing to pay his rent on time. Landlord claimed that it had to commence seven...

Housing Court Can't Rule on Landlord's Claim for Additional Rent

January 28, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonpayment of rent, and also sought $10,000 as "additional rent" for damage tenant caused to the apartment. Tenant claimed that landlord couldn't seek...

Trial Needed to Determine How Much Back Rent Guarantor Owed

January 28, 2019    

Landlord sued tenant's guarantor for payment of $19,258 in back rent owed by former tenant who was evicted for nonpayment. Landlord asked the court to rule in its favor without a trial. The guarantor claimed that...

Landlord Can't Get Back Rent Owed by Tenant from DSS

January 24, 2019    

The NYC Department of Social Services (DSS) applied to the court for appointment of an Article 81 guardian for tenant, who was facing eviction proceedings. The court issued a temporary restraining order in December...

Court Limits Monthly Use and Occupancy Payment

January 24, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, and asked the court to order payment by tenant of monthly use and occupancy while the case was pending. Landlord also asked the court to rule in its favor without a trial. The court...