Landlord v. Tenant: October 2013
Eviction: Court Vacates Settlement After Landlord Renews Tenant’s Lease
Landlord sued to evict elderly rent-stabilized tenant in 2009, claiming that tenant refused access to the apartment to exterminate bedbugs. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court. Tenant agreed to give access but also agreed to move out in 2012. The agreement gave landlord a judgment of possession and an eviction warrant was issued. In 2012, tenant asked the court to vacate the settlement agreement. He was now represented by an attorney for the first time.