Artist May Be Evicted for Posting Ad on Short-Term Rental Site
An owner is filing to evict a rent-stabilized tenant for beginning to rent out her fourth-floor walkup in Tribeca in September 2012. For nine months, the owner claims she rented the apartment, charging $250 per night, $1,750 per week, or $4,500 per month for a space that she rents for $1,463.79 a month.
Court documents show the tenant’s alleged posting on the online short-term rental site. According to the listing, the apartment is in “truly the heart of one of the best neighborhoods in Manhattan.” The owner stated that, when confronted in April 2013 with the ad, the tenant took the listing off the short-term rental site and began ignoring eviction notices. The owner wants the court to determine how much the tenant got in “unjust enrichment” and to award the owner that amount.