Standing to Evict Tenant

Landlord Tenant Court Standing Standing is an affirmative defense that finds its way into many Answers in Landlord Tenant Court.  Standing refers to the right of the petitioner/landlord to bring the case in the first place.  The quick rule of thumb to decipher whether or not a petitioner has Standing is if the petitioner appears […]

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Tenant Loses Rent-stabilized Apartment

First Avenue Equities LLC v. Yael Doron, James Bradford Winslow, John Doe, Jane Doe (2014) A NY landlord successfully brought a holdover proceeding against a tenant with dual citizenship who was occupying a rent-stabilized apartment.   The court concluded that the tenant, who was a dual American and Israeli citizen,  did not primarily reside in the rent-stabilized apartment.  The tenant lived […]