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Landlord Co-op Can Evict Deceased Tenant Shareholder's Daughter

February 13, 2017    

Landlord cooperative corporation sued to evict shareholder tenant’s daughter and grandson for nonpayment after tenant died. The court ruled for landlord. Occupants appealed and won, in part. Landlord had...

Landlord Didn't Prove Whether It Collected Rent from New Tenant

January 23, 2017    

Landlord sued tenant for breach of her lease. The court ruled for landlord after tenant moved out, and awarded it $9,224 plus attorney's fees and interest. The court included an offset provision to reduce the...

Landlord Can't Collect Additional Rent from Tenant After Tenant Moved Out

January 23, 2017    

Former tenant sued landlord in small claims court, seeking recovery of her security deposit. Landlord counterclaimed for rent due under the lease after landlord terminated the lease and before a new tenant moved in....

Nonpayment Proceeding Dismissed Due to Defective Rent Demand

January 23, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed that  landlord’s rent demand was defective. The court ruled for tenant and dismissed the case. The rent demand was seven...

Landlord Waited Too Long to Seek Rent Arrears

January 18, 2017    

Landlord sued in March 2015 to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. Although tenant began receiving Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) benefits in October 2009, landlord claimed that it discovered in December...

Landlord Can Evict Tenant for Chronic Nonpayment of Rent

January 18, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for chronic nonpayment of rent. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court by which tenant agreed to pay rent in a timely manner going forward or else be subject to...

Court Stops Eviction After HRA Pays Back Rent Owed by Tenant

December 20, 2016    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court by which tenant agreed to pay $12,000 owed by Sept. 5, 2016, and to pay current rent as it became due....

Landlord's Claim for Eviction Based on Chronic Nonpayment Denied

December 18, 2016    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for chronic nonpayment of rent. The court ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Tenant’s failure to pay rent led to the commencement of nine nonpayment proceedings over a...

Landlord Can't Collect Rent Remaining on Lease After Tenant Moved Out

November 28, 2016    

Landlord sued former tenant in small claims court, seeking four months’ unpaid rent for the period after tenant moved out. The court ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Landlord and tenant had signed...

Landlord Can't Seek Accelerated Rent After Tenant Evicted

November 28, 2016    

Landlord sued former tenant for damages after tenant was evicted for nonpayment of rent. No money judgment was entered in the nonpayment case based on tenant’s failure to appear in court. In the subsequent case...

Landlord Didn't Add NYCHA as a Party to Nonpayment Case

November 28, 2016    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher for nonpayment of rent. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case because landlord didn’t comply with the “Williams...

Was Tenant's HUD Rent Properly Deregulated?

November 28, 2016    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. The building contained subsidized affordable housing units, and HUD set rents for tenants there at a Below Market Interest Rate (BMIR) contract rent. Landlord had...

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