Landlord v. Tenant

Landlord v. Tenant: April 2020

March 19, 2020    

PASSING ON APARTMENTS

Rent-Stabilized Tenant’s Daughter Forged Tenant’s Name on Renewal Leases

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant and his daughter. Landlord claimed that tenant left the apartment in 2004 and began living elsewhere, without notifying...

Landlord v. Tenant: March 2020

February 20, 2020    

LANDLORD’S NEGLIGENCE

Landlord Not Required to Inspect Smoke Detector

Tenant sued landlord after he was injured during a fire in his apartment. Tenant claimed that landlord failed to provide an operable smoke detector because it didn’t regularly inspect the smoke...

Landlord v. Tenant: January 2020

December 17, 2019    

RENT OVERCHARGE

No Overcharge Where Tenant Paid Less Than Legal Regulated Rent

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding no overcharge. Tenant appealed, claiming fraud by landlord. The DHCR ruled against tenant, who then filed...

Landlord v. Tenant: December 2019

November 12, 2019    

MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

MCI Increase Granted for New Garage Roof that Doubled as Courtyard  

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new garage roof that functioned as a courtyard. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed the costs of...

Landlord v. Tenant: November 2019

October 11, 2019    

DISCRIMINATION

Landlord Must Accept Section 8 Vouchers

The NY Attorney General sued landlord and sought an injunction barring landlord from not accepting federal housing subsidized vouchers as a form of rent. The AG claimed that landlord’s refusal to accept the vouchers...

Landlord v. Tenant: October 2019

September 19, 2019    

RENEWAL LEASES

Rent-Stabilized Tenant Can’t Add Son to Parking Space Lease

Rent-stabilized tenant filed a lease violation complaint. Tenant claimed that landlord refused to offer a renewal lease for parking spaces on the same terms and conditions as contained in the...

Landlord v. Tenant: September 2019

August 22, 2019    

OWNER OCCUPANCY

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Landlord v. Tenant: August 2019

July 29, 2019    

LEAD PAINT

Landlord Held in Contempt with Daily Fines for Lead Paint Violations

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...

Landlord v. Tenant: July 2019

June 20, 2019    

 PETS

Tenant Cured Lease Violation by Getting Rid of Two Pit Bulls 

Landlord sued to evict tenant for keeping pit bull dogs in her apartment without landlord’s permission. The court ruled for landlord based on tenant’s failure to appear in court. The court...

Landlord v. Tenant: June 2019

May 23, 2019    

MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Parking Area Wasn’t Commercial Space for MCI Purposes

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof, facade and parapet restoration, bulkhead and entrance doors, intercoms, and related architectural fees. The DRA ruled...

Landlord v. Tenant: May 2019

April 18, 2019    

PETS

Tenant Didn’t Prove Dog Was Emotional Support Animal

Landlord sued to evict tenant for keeping a dog in her apartment, in violation of a no-pet clause in tenant's lease. Tenant claimed that the dog was an emotional support animal needed for her to enjoy her use...

Landlord v. Tenant: April 2019

March 19, 2019    

DISCRIMINATION

Lawsuit to Stop Publication of City’s Worst Landlords List Dismissed

Two landlords sued New York City’s Public Advocate for damages and asked the court to stop the Advocate from publishing the city’s watchlist of 100 worst landlords. The city...