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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...

Trial Must Determine If Tenant Engaged in Profiteering

January 24, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for profiteering by renting space in her apartment for short-term transient occupancy. Landlord asked the court to rule in its favor without a trial. The court ruled...

Landlord Didn't Prove Tenant Sublet Apartment to Her Son

December 21, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for illegally subletting her apartment without landlord's knowledge or consent. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that the apartment occupant in...

Landlord Sufficiently Set Forth Illegal Sublet Claim in Notices to Tenant

November 27, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for illegally subletting her apartment without landlord's permission. Landlord claimed that other named individuals were seen coming and going from the apartment,...

Landlord's Notices and Court Papers in Illegal Sublet Case Were Defective

October 29, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for breaching his lease by assigning and subletting the apartment without permission. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that landlord's notices...

Landlord Can Seek Eviction of Subtenant

October 28, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant and apartment subtenant based on tenant's nonprimary residence. The subtenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming illusory tenancy. The court ruled against...

Landlord's Illegal Sublet Claim Stated Sufficient Facts

October 28, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for unauthorized subletting of his apartment. The court denied tenant's request to dismiss the case without trial. Landlord's notice to cure and termination...

Trial Needed in Case Against Tenant Who Arranged Short-Term Rentals of Her Apartment

September 26, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant incurably breached a substantial obligation of her tenancy by arranging short-term rentals of her apartment through Airbnb. The court denied landlord's request...

Tenant Who Abandoned Hotel-Stabilized Unit Can't Evict Long-Term Subtenant

September 24, 2018    

Tenant sued to evict subtenant from hotel-stabilized unit. The court ruled against tenant and dismissed the case. Subtenant had lived in the unit since 2004 and paid rent to tenant. Although a tenant can terminate a...

Can Rent-Stabilized Tenant Cure Profiteering Through Short-Term Rentals?

August 21, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for illegal subletting and profiteering. Landlord claimed that tenant engaged in short-term rental of her apartment between September 2014 and June 2015. Landlord claimed...