N.Y.C .Tennent Court is way tilted in favor of the deadbeat Tenant make no mistake about it. A tenant can stop paying rent for any reason whatsoever even if doesn’t involve Landlord neglect or malfeasance and the courts will always tilt in the tenants favor..
We personally know of an owner of a two family house, he bought a 2 family house as opposed to a single family home to help him pay the mortgage. Well the tenant was a good tenant on good term with his landlord which lived in the upstairs section …then the tenant had some sort of brainstorm as to make his rental apartment a condo..”That’s out of the question the said the Honeowner”.The tenant then stopped paying any further rent. The landlord then shut off the electric..the tenant went the police & filed a, complaint..The police told the landlord he can’t do that as the tenant has kids & he must keep the electric on. Every time that they went to court the tenant received an extension to further stay at the apartment rent free.The landlord argues that he has a mortgage obligation . .doesn’t matter it always falls on deaf ears.
It’s high time that the Landlord is considered over the deadbeat Tenant.These Deadbeats know exactly what they’re doing .What the Deadbeat tenants are doing is Paramount to a Grifter scam. They do this all the time after this poor soul of a landlord gets taken they will move on & rent another place & do the something to the new Landlord.
The courts never learn.. We could go on & tell you case after case mirroring the above situation that we just described.
A footnote to this injustice by the Landlor-Tenant Court..The Deadbeat Tenant stayed Rent and Electric Free for 3 years before the homeowner was able to have him evicted by order of the Court..The Homeowner was never compensated for his losses.
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