NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL

Tenant Gets Discovery in Connection with Rent Overcharge Claim

May 25, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized and had been overcharged. He also asked the court for permission to conduct pretrial questioning. The court...

Tenant Claims Building Has Six Dwelling Units So Is Rent Stabilized

May 25, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict month-to-month unregulated tenant. Landlord said that the building was exempt from rent stabilization because it contained fewer than six dwelling units. Tenant argued that the building...

Landlord Must Restore Tenant He Illegally Locked Out

May 25, 2020    

Tenant sued landlord, claiming illegal lockout. Landlord claimed that tenant had voluntarily surrendered possession of the apartment. Tenant said that she was locked out on several occasions through December 2019 and...

Landlord Can't Collect Rent in Building Without Valid C of O

May 25, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed that landlord couldn't collect rent because the building didn't have a proper Certificate of Occupancy (C of O). The court ruled for tenant...

Former and New Landlords Didn't Repair Housing Code Violations

May 25, 2020    

Tenants sued landlord, seeking correction of Housing Code violations at their building. Landlord and tenants signed a settlement agreement in court. Landlord agreed to correct violations and pay civil and contempt...

Landlord Sued for Nonpayment of Rent Not Yet Agreed Upon

May 25, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case. Landlord sought unpaid rent at the monthly rate of $1,174 listed in tenant's 2019 lease. But tenant didn't...

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...

Landlord's Eviction Petition Didn't Properly Describe Premises

May 25, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict tenant after sending a 30-day termination notice. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that landlord's court petition inaccurately described the premises. The court ruled...

Lighthouse Program Operator Unlawfully Evicted Occupant

May 25, 2020    

Resident sued an operator of the Lighthouse program, claiming that he was unlawfully evicted without legal process. He sought restoration to the premises. The operator argued that resident wasn't a tenant and had...

Tenant's Legal Aid Attorneys Get $24,000 in Attorney's Fees

May 25, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant. The court ruled against landlord and ordered landlord to offer tenant a proper renewal lease within 15 days. Tenant later asked the court to hold landlord in contempt...

Tenant Wasn't Reregulated by Mid-Level Altman Decision

May 25, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict deregulated tenant when tenant's lease expired. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that she was rent stabilized. Tenant argued that, even if previously deregulated, she...

Tenant Got His Terminated Section 8 Benefits Restored

May 25, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for failing to maintain his Section 8 rent subsidy benefits. Landlord claimed that tenant violated his lease when he was terminated from the Section 8 program in 2017. Tenant asked the...