NEW YORK SUPPLEMENT - 2ND SERIES - LEGAL REPORTER

Landlord Overcharged Improperly Deregulated Tenant in J-51 Building

May 10, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant was unregulated. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized and that landlord had overcharged him. The court ruled for tenant, dismissed the case, and awarded...

Eviction Delayed to Determine If Collyer Conditions Were Cured

May 10, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for creating a nuisance based on "Collyer"-type conditions in tenant's apartment. The court appointed a guardian ad litem (GAL) to assist tenant with the case. Tenant and...

Landlord Who Didn't Appear for Pre-Trial Questioning Can't Testify at Trial

May 9, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord after she was injured when her apartment bathroom ceiling collapsed and struck her. Tenant asked the court to bar landlord from offering trial testimony because landlord failed to appear for...

Rent Frozen Since Landlord Didn't Promptly Correct Rent Registrations

May 9, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant after tenant's lease expired. Landlord claimed that tenant's apartment was unregulated, after prior high-rent vacancy deregulation. Tenant claimed that the apartment was...

Disabled Tenant Who Caused Fires Given Probation Period as Reasonable Accommodation

May 9, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant based on breach of tenant's lease and nuisance. The trial court found that tenant committed a nuisance by engaging in a pattern of conduct that led to two fires in three months. But...

Tenant's Arrest Wasn't Sufficient Grounds for Eviction

April 28, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for creating a nuisance. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that landlord's termination notice didn't specify sufficient grounds for the claim....

Did Landlord Wait Too Long to Object to Tenant's Dog?

April 28, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant after discovering that tenant kept a dog in his apartment in violation of tenant's lease. Landlord and tenant signed a probationary settlement agreement. Tenant agreed that he would...

Court Rules That DHCR Should Decide Overcharge Claim

April 26, 2019    

Unregulated tenant sued landlord for rent overcharge and claimed improper deregulation of her apartment. Tenant moved into the apartment in May 2012 at a monthly rent of $3,900, and renewed her lease three times. The...

Ex-Wife Can't Get Rent-Stabilized Apartment

April 25, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for illegally subletting or assigning his rent-stabilized apartment. Tenant had moved out and sent landlord a letter surrendering his tenancy, although he didn't return the keys. The...

Lease Termination Notice to Disabled Tenant Fatally Defective

April 25, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict HUD Section 8 tenant for breaching his lease. Landlord claimed that tenant engaged in a pattern of conduct that adversely affected the health and safety of other building residents. This...

Landlord Not Responsible for Dog Bite at House Leased by Tenants

April 25, 2019    

A visitor to a house rented by tenants sued tenants and landlord for negligence after tenants' dog bit the visitor and injured her. Landlord claimed that he wasn't responsible for the visitor's injuries...

HPD's Violation Notice Concerning Heat/Hot Water Was Defective

April 23, 2019    

HPD sued landlord, seeking a court order requiring landlord to provide heat and hot water after a claimed outage. HPD also sought civil penalties. Landlord argued that HPD's violation notice was defective. The...