Rozen Law Group is excited to share the decision it received from the Court in 125 Court Street LLC v. Yovel Badash, Index No. L&T 84472/18 (Kings Co.), which was published in the New York Law Journal (see link below).
Judge Kevin McClanahan, granted the tenant's motion for summary judgment, finding that the landlord did not make a proper lease renewal offer in compliance with the Rent Stabilization Code, and, therefore, the Petition did not state a cause of action. The decision acknowledged that the tenant was not required to sign backdated leases (as demanded by Petitioner-Landlord) and that the renewals offered by the landlord reflected increases to which the landlord was not entitled due to its failure to offer timely renewals. The case against the tenant was dismissed!
This is an important win for tenants in New York City who routinely receive improper backdated leases that contain rent increases to which the landlord is not entitled. If that happens to you, call RLG to step in and get you the proper lease renewal you are entitled.