Civil Court of the City of New York
Kings County (Brooklyn)
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Slip Opinion Number
360-362 Lafayette, LLC
Basu, Shantonu J.
Post-answer Motion by Tenant
Motion Granted for Tenant
Tenant Substantially Won
Tenant brought a non-payment proceeding challenging the regulatory status of the apartment, alleging it was part of a horizontal multiple dwelling and therefore rent-stabilized. Landlord claimed it was a four-family house and not subject to rent stabilization. Court granted tenant's motion for discovery to allow inspection of the buildings to gather evidence about shared facilities, but denied requests for copies of leases and a deposition of landlord. Key Legal Points: Court found inspection necessary to determine if buildings shared enough common facilities to be considered a horizontal multiple dwelling.
"360-362 Lafayette, LLC v. Brown" (2024). All Decisions. 1298.