SUBLETTING

Landlord Can't Recover Airbnb Violation Fines from Tenant Where There's No Proof of Fines

October 26, 2023    

Landlord sued tenant, seeking reimbursement of fines imposed on it by city agencies because tenant illegally sublet her apartment through Airbnb. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case. She claimed that she had...

Court Denies Tenants' Challenge to New Rules Requiring Short-Term Rental Registration

September 25, 2023    

Three NYC residents who previously utilized short-term rentals of their apartments to supplement their income sued the city's Office of Special Enforcement (OSE), claiming that new rules issued to enforce Local...

Court Upholds NYC Rules for Registration of Short-Term Apartment Rentals

September 25, 2023    

Airbnb sued the NYC Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement (OSE), seeking to set aside new rules enacted by OSE under Local Law 18 of 2022. The rules require registration of dwellings to be rented out for short-...

Illegal Sublet Case Involving Family Members Without Profiteering Dismissed

June 28, 2023    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenants and apartment occupants for an illegal sublet or assignment of the apartment without prior written consent by the landlord. Landlord claimed that the two tenants had...

Subtenant in Illegal Sublet Case Shows No Reason to Vacate Default Judgment

June 27, 2023    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for illegally subletting his apartment. The court ruled against tenant after tenant failed to appear in court or file an answer. The subtenant also failed to appear on an adjourned trial...

Landlord's Defective Notices Resulted in Dismissal of Illegal Sublet Case

February 23, 2023    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for illegal subletting and overcrowding. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that landlord's notice to cure and termination notice were fatally defective. The court...

Occupant's Claim of Illusory Tenancy Is Stricken as Insufficient

February 22, 2023    

Rent-stabilized tenant sued to evict apartment occupant as a licensee who, in turn, claimed that tenant was an illusory prime tenant and that she was entitled to be named the unit's rent-stabilized tenant....

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...