TENANT NUISANCES

Tenant Who Cooked Food in Apartment Didn’t Create Nuisance

April 28, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for breaching her lease and creating a nuisance by preparing Ecuadoran food in her apartment kitchen for sale at construction sites. Tenant had a food vendor’s license and had...

Tenant Violated Agreement to Escort Her Son When He Visited

February 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for creating a nuisance. Landlord and tenant signed a probationary settlement agreement that landlord later claimed that tenant violated. The court ruled for landlord and ordered...

Tenant Violated Agreement to Keep SRO Unit Free from Debris

February 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict SRO tenant for creating a nuisance by cramming garbage and other debris from floor to ceiling in his apartment, creating a health, fire, and safety hazard. Landlord and tenant, by their...

Starting Fire in Apartment Wasn’t Sufficient to Prove Tenant Nuisance

February 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for creating a nuisance, claiming that tenant intentionally damaged the apartment by starting a fire. Police found tenant burning clothes in the bathtub while the gas...

Trial Court Improperly Gave Tenant Two-Year Probation Period

January 18, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nuisance by engaging in a pattern of objectionable conduct. The trial court ruled for landlord but stayed execution on the eviction warrant to give tenant time to cure her behavior....

Landlord Claims Tenant Breached Agreement to Refrain from Excessive Noise

December 15, 2016    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for creating a nuisance. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court in which tenant agreed to refrain from permitting excessive noise during a specified probationary...

Tenant Assaulted Other Tenant and Postal Worker

September 23, 2016    

(Decision submitted by Jeffrey M. Goldman of the Law Offices of Judith M. Brener, attorneys for the landlord.)

Police Raid at Apartment Resulting in Arrest of Non-Tenants Didn't Prove Tenant Nuisance

September 23, 2016    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant based on illegal subletting and nuisance. The court granted tenant’s request to dismiss the case. Landlord’s notice claimed that tenant illegally sublet her...

Landlord's Proof Insufficient

September 23, 2016    

Landlord sued to evict rent-controlled tenant for creating a nuisance. Landlord’s termination notice set forth 45 instances of conduct falling into three categories--subletting a portion of the apartment,...

Landlord's Termination Notice Didn't Give Tenant Sufficient Notice of Claim

September 23, 2016    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for violating a substantial obligation of her tenancy and creating a nuisance. Landlord claimed that tenant put up floor-to-ceiling partitions in the apartment, illegally...

Landlord Seeks Eviction of Tenant Based on Son's Illegal Drug Activity

September 23, 2016    

Landlord sued to evict Section 8 tenant for breach of her lease based on drug-related criminal activity by tenant’s son. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that the events in question occurred...