SUBLETTING

NYC Registration Requirements for Short-Term Rentals Take Effect

January 29, 2023    

Adopted on Jan. 9, 2022, this local law became effective on Jan. 9, 2023. The new Admin. Code Sections added to the law require short-term rental hosts to register with the NYC Mayor's Office of Special...

Court Finds No Illegal Sublet Where Occupant Is Family Member

July 21, 2022    

Landlord sued to evict tenants for illegally subletting their apartment to unknown occupants and for failure to comply with income certification requirements. Tenants asked the court to dismiss the case. They claimed...

Illegal Sublet Proceeding Against Tenant and Her Wards Dismissed

June 21, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for illegally subletting her apartment without landlord's consent. Tenant claimed that other occupants were close family members so there was no sublet. Tenant also...

Landlord Claims Illegal Alterations and Unauthorized Subletting

May 6, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict tenant and other occupants, claiming that tenant illegally altered the premises without landlord's consent, constructed an illegal partition wall, and improperly sublet the apartment....

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...