TENANT NUISANCES

Landlord's Notice of Lease Violation and Nuisance Was Vague and Defective

January 24, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant, claiming that tenant's conduct interfered with the health, safety, comfort, and/or quiet enjoyment of other building occupants. Landlord said this violated...

Landlord Can Evict Tenant Who Repeatedly Complained to HPD

December 23, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for creating a nuisance. Landlord claimed that tenant continually and repeatedly complained to HPD about apartment conditions, then refused to permit landlord to correct issued...

Landlord Doesn't Prove Tenant Violated Probationary Stipulation

December 23, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for creating a nuisance. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court, which put tenant on probation for one year. Tenant specifically agreed not to smoke in the building...

Landlord's Notices Reasonably Described Grounds for Nuisance Claim

November 27, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant, claiming that tenant violated the building's no-pet policy, failed to provide access for repairs, and created a nuisance. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case...

Tenant's Alleged Failure to Provide Access for Repairs Didn't Amount to Nuisance

November 27, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized supportive housing tenant. Landlord claimed that tenant created a nuisance by failing to provide access for repairs on a number of occasions during an 11-month period. Landlord...

Landlord Doesn't Prove Tenant Created Nuisance

November 17, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for creating a nuisance and failing to sign a renewal lease. The court ruled for landlord in part. The court found no nuisance but that tenant had failed to renew his...

Landlord Can Evict Elderly Rent-Stabilized Tenant for Objectionable Conduct

October 29, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict elderly rent-stabilized tenant for creating a nuisance. Landlord claimed that tenant was interfering with other tenants' comfort and rights by urinating and defecating in wheelchairs, and...

Landlord's Claim that Tenant and Boyfriend Stole Other Tenant's Packages Dismissed

October 28, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for violating her lease by stealing packages delivered for other tenants in the building. Landlord also claimed that she did this with her boyfriend's assistance....

One Incident Where Tenant Forgot to Turn Off Stove Didn't Create a Nuisance

September 26, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for creating a nuisance in his apartment. Tenant claimed that the one incident involved didn't create a nuisance. The court agreed and dismissed the case. Landlord claimed that...

Condo Unit Owners Sue Each Other for Excessive Noise Claims

September 24, 2018    

Condominium unit owner sued upstairs neighbor, claiming that the neighbor made disturbing noises in violation of the condo bylaws. The upstairs neighbor counterclaimed, claiming that unit owner played and taught...

Landlord Didn't Prove Tenant Removed Smoke Detectors or Caused Fire

August 21, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for creating a nuisance by repeatedly removing smoke detectors from her apartment and ultimately causing a fire at the building. Tenant testified at trial that she had...

Landlord Claimed Tenant Operated a Bakery in Apartment

August 21, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for creating a nuisance by renting rooms in her apartment on a short-term basis without landlord's consent and for illegal use of the apartment by operating a bakery...