Landlord v. Tenant

Landlord v. Tenant: November 2014

November 12, 2014    

Discrimination: Tenant Claims Therapy Dog Needed as Treatment for Disability

Landlord sued to evict tenant who kept a dog in violation of his lease and didn't remove the dog after landlord sent tenant a notice to cure. Tenant then complained to the State Division of Human Rights (...

Landlord v. Tenant: October 2014

September 22, 2014    

Rent Stabilization: Building Substantially Rehabbed Was Exempt from Stabilization

Landlord sued to evict an unregulated tenant. Tenant claimed that he was subject to rent stabilization. The trial court ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord showed that prior landlord...

Landlord v. Tenant: September 2014

August 21, 2014    

Alterations to Apartments: Tenant Renovated Bathroom Without Landlord’s Permission

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for creating a nuisance and for violating his lease by performing unauthorized alterations. Landlord claimed that tenant demolished the apartment’...

Landlord v. Tenant: August 2014

July 25, 2014    

Primary Residence: Tenant Must Submit to Independent Medical Exam

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant based on nonprimary residence. Landlord claimed that tenant lived in New Jersey and sublet the apartment without landlord’s permission. Tenant claimed that he was away...

Landlord v. Tenant: July 2014

June 24, 2014    

Demolition: Landlord’s Demolition Application Denied

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to terminate one rent-stabilized and four rent-controlled tenancies in order to demolish the building tenants lived in. Landlord claimed that the apartments were uninhabitable, that a new...

Landlord v. Tenant: June 2014

May 27, 2014    

Demolition: Building Code Changes Required Changes to Demolition Plan

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to refuse renewal of rent-stabilized tenants’ leases based on its intent to demolish the building. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that it didn’t have the...

Landlord v. Tenant: May 2014

April 24, 2014    

DOB Violations: Tenant's Rental to Tourists Violated Building Code

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for operating an apartment building for transient use, as well as related violations of sprinkler, egress, and fire alarm regulations based on the building's use for...

Landlord v. Tenant: March 2014

February 24, 2014    

Pets: Tenant Must Walk Dog Outside with Leash and Muzzle

Landlord sued to evict tenant for keeping a dog and cat in his apartment in violation of his lease. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court. Landlord agreed that tenant could keep his pets if tenant walked the...

Landlord v. Tenant: January 2014

December 18, 2013    

Building Violations: Displaced Tenants Sue Landlord and HPD for Relocation Costs

In November 2012, HPD inspected landlord's building and issued three Class "I" violations, which directed tenants to vacate their apartments. These orders followed prior HPD violations that...

Landlord v. Tenant: December 2013

November 21, 2013    

DOB Violations: Landlord Didn't Add Handicap Ramp During Alterations

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to provide building access to people with disabilities. The violation stated that there was no ramp at the front entrance of the building. Landlord claimed that...

Landlord v. Tenant: November 2013

October 24, 2013    

DOB Violations: Building Staircase Leaning Out of Plumb

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain its building in a code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector reported that the staircase from the fourth floor to the roof was leaning out of plumb. The stringer,...

Landlord v. Tenant: October 2013

September 24, 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...

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