NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL

Landlord Rented Separated Rooms in Four-Family Dwelling

August 24, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict month-to-month tenant from a four-family residence. Tenant claimed that landlord's court petition improperly described the premises and that he was rent-stabilized because the building...

Court Permits Review of Pre-Base Date Rent History

August 24, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed rent overcharge and rent fraud warranting review of the apartment's rent history going back more than four years. The court agreed and granted...

Tenant Claims There Are Six or More Apartments in Building

August 24, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant from two-family dwelling. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court, by which tenant agreed to move out. Tenant later obtained an attorney and asked the court to vacate...

One Third of Tenants Request Article 7A Administrator

August 24, 2018    

Tenant asked the court to appoint an Article 7A administrator to manage landlord's building. Landlord claimed that tenant didn't have the required participation of one third of building tenants to make this...

1989 Rent Reduction Order Froze Tenant's Monthly Rent at $278

August 22, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed rent overcharge and pointed out that a 1989 DHCR rent reduction order was still in effect since a 1994 rent restoration application...

Tenant Gets 50 Percent Rent Abatement Based on HPD Violations

August 21, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonpayment of rent, claiming that tenant owed over $14,000 in back rent. Tenant claimed breach of the warranty of habitability. Tenant had started an HP proceeding...

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...

Court Finds Rent Overcharge of $83,669 for Tenant of Improperly Deregulated Apartment

August 21, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord, claiming improper apartment deregulation and rent overcharge. Tenant moved into the apartment in 1999 at a monthly rent of $1,400. In 2017, landlord advised tenant that her lease wouldn't be...

Can Rent-Stabilized Tenant Cure Profiteering Through Short-Term Rentals?

August 21, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for illegal subletting and profiteering. Landlord claimed that tenant engaged in short-term rental of her apartment between September 2014 and June 2015. Landlord claimed...

New Landlord Fined Over $720K for Harassing Tenants

July 27, 2018    

Tenants' association sued landlord, claiming that violations of the Housing Maintenance Code existed at the building. The court ordered landlord to correct the violations, and HPD was awarded penalties of $129,...

Court Vacates DOF Decision to Retroactively Recoup DRIE Credits from Landlord

July 27, 2018    

NYC Department of Finance (DOF) issued a ruling in February 2016 that tenants' household improperly received both SCRIE and DRIE benefits and that DRIE benefits credited to landlord therefore must be...

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