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Landlord Didn't Prove Tenants Ran Illegal Hotel Through Airbnb Sublets

July 27, 2020    

Landlord sued four tenants, claiming that their illegal rental of their apartments through Airbnb caused landlord to receive DOB violation notices. One tenant failed to respond and landlord asked the court for a...

No Notice to Cure Needed Before Terminating for Profiteering

June 26, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for using the apartment as a hotel for short-term rentals under Airbnb. At the same time, landlord sued tenant in State Supreme Court, seeking a preliminary injunction to...

Landlord Can Eject Loft Tenant for Illegal Short-Term Sublets

June 26, 2020    

Landlord sued rent-regulated tenant in a loft building designated as an interim multiple dwelling (IMD) and asked the court for a declaration that tenant illegally profited from and commercially exploited the loft...

Tenant Seeks to Evict Subtenant for Pitbull and Unauthorized Roommate

May 25, 2020    

Tenant sued to evict subtenant after sending a notice to cure and termination notice. Tenant claimed that subtenant kept a pitbull dog, added a roommate without getting tenant's permission, and was using or...

Airbnb Records of Uncompleted Reservations Must Be Given to NYC

April 27, 2020    

In a lawsuit against Airbnb concerning unlawful short-term rentals where the Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) issued subpoenas, NYC sought user records of individuals whose postings for certain...

No Notice to Cure Needed Before Terminating for Profiteering

March 12, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for illegal subletting and profiteering. Landlord claimed that tenant sublet his apartment for about 10 years and charged the subtenant more than the rent permitted under...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Short-Term Sublets Didn't Amount to Profiteering

November 21, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for profiteering from short-term rentals of her apartment. The court ruled against landlord, finding that the nature and frequency of tenant's rentals didn't...

No Proof of Profiteering by Tenant

June 24, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for profiteering and commercialization of her apartment through short-term rentals using Airbnb. The court denied landlord's request to decide the case without a...

Illegal Sublet Claim Dismissed

June 20, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for unlawfully subletting his apartment without landlord's permission. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case. Landlord claimed that tenant had failed to comply...

Can Rent-Stabilized Tenant Be Evicted for Short-Term Rentals?

May 15, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for profiteering by engaging in short-term rentals of the apartment. Landlord asked the court to decide the case without a trial. The court ruled against landlord, who...

Landlord Must Give Subtenant Rent-Stabilized Renewal Lease

January 28, 2019    

Subtenant complained to the DHCR that she was entitled to a renewal lease because tenant engaged in an illusory tenancy scheme with landlord. The DRA ruled against subtenant, who appealed and won. Subtenant submitted...

Landlord's Illegal Sublet Claim Dismissed

January 28, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for illegally subletting his apartment. Tenant claimed that landlord's notice to cure and termination notice were defective and that, therefore, the case should be dismissed. The...