NEW YORK SUPPLEMENT - 2ND SERIES - LEGAL REPORTER

Does Tenant's Service Dog Pose Threat to Staff and Other Tenants?

July 22, 2019    

Landlord NYCHA, after a hearing, directed schizophrenic tenant to remove his dog from his apartment and put tenant on probation for one year. Tenant filed an Article 78 appeal, claiming that landlord's decision...

Mitchell-Lama Co-op Tenant's Sister Can't Get Apartment

July 22, 2019    

HPD denied the application of Mitchell-Lama co-op tenant's sister for succession rights to tenant's apartment after tenant died. The sister then filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming that HPD's...

Tenant Gets Attorney Fees Where Landlord Produced Contrary Lease Rider Too Late

July 22, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for creating a nuisance. The court ruled against landlord and set the case down for a hearing months later on the amount of attorney's fees to be granted to tenant under the terms of...

Landlord Held in Contempt with Daily Fines for Lead Paint Violations

July 22, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord, seeking correction of Housing Maintenance Code violations. The court directed landlord to cure lead paint violations in the apartment, where tenant lived with a child under the age of 7. Tenant...

Ex-Husband Hid Divorce and Tenant's Move-out from Landlord for 20 Years

July 22, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant moved out. The occupant claimed succession rights as tenant's husband. The court ruled for landlord after trial. The occupant appealed and...

Prior Tenant Never Filed Fair Market Rent Appeal

July 15, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. In response, tenant claimed rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss tenant's claims....

Tenant Claims She's a Domestic Violence Victim

July 15, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for creating a nuisance by objectionable conduct. Tenant claimed that landlord discriminated against her as a domestic violence survivor and asked the court to dismiss...

Landlord Didn't Have to Name Tenant's Son as Party in Court Papers

July 15, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nuisance, claiming that tenants or members of tenant's family verbally harassed other building tenants on a continuing and ongoing basis. Tenant's son asked...

Tenant Entitled to Full Security Deposit Refund

July 15, 2019    

Former tenant sued landlord in small claims court, seeking a refund of his $1,737 security deposit. Landlord in turn claimed that tenant owed $5,000 for repairs made to the apartment after tenant moved out. The court...

Tenant Misrepresented Income and Family Composition Information

July 15, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for being in material noncompliance with his lease. Landlord claimed that tenant didn't disclose all of his income on his initial 2012 application for low-income, rent-stabilized,...

Landlord Proved IAIs Resulted in Apartment's Vacancy Deregulation

July 13, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord and prior landlord, claiming rent overcharge and improper deregulation of a rent-stabilized apartment. The court ruled for tenant, finding that the cost of individual apartment improvements (IAIs...

Is Landlord Responsible for Property Damage Due to Bedbug Infestation?

July 13, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord in small claims court, claiming that landlord caused $5,000 in damages to her personal property due to a bedbug infestation in her apartment. The court ruled for tenant in part and awarded her $2...