How to Handle Tenant Who Alters Apartment Without Consent

Tenants sometimes treat their apartments as if they own them, making alterations without your consent. For example, a tenant may remove the existing kitchen cabinets and install his own. This could cause big problems, especially if the tenant’s alterations aren’t done properly. If the tenant makes structural alterations without a permit, you could get hit with a violation from the DOB.

Can you evict a tenant who alters an apartment without your consent—or at least get him to put the apartment back to the way it was? Yes, if the following conditions are met:

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