SUBLETTING

Landlord's Predicate Notices in Illegal Sublet Case Were Fatally Defective

January 25, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for violating substantial obligations of his tenancy. Landlord claimed that tenant illegally sublet his apartment. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case. He claimed...

Landlord Can't Sue Tenant for Illegal Sublet to Tenant's Wife

December 7, 2020    

Mt. Vernon landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant and apartment occupant for illegal subletting and creating a nuisance. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court. But the occupant remained in...

Tenant Sublet Apartment Without Landlord's Knowledge or Permission

October 28, 2020    

Subtenant complained that she was overcharged by rent-stabilized tenant. She also claimed that the tenant and landlord engaged in an illusory prime tenancy and filed a separate complaint seeking a lease in her name....

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...