New York Law Journal: Realty Law Digest

March 2017

Scott Mollen analyzed the following cases in his weekly Realty Law Digest column in the New York Law Journal (subscription required):

  • March 28, 2017'Kwai & Wong v. Hodges,' where a single fire incident by a tenant in the premises did not constitute a nuisance, and 'Bartis v. Harbor Tech,' where it was held that housing accommodations that are in a building converted from a commercial to a residential building after Jan. 1, 1974, are exempt from rent stabilization.

  • March 21, 2017 'Miller v. Falco,' where an unlicensed home improvement contractor was held not able to recover on claims for breach of contract, quantum meruit or unjust enrichment, and 'Estrada v. Browand,' where a tenant was restored possession of the subject apartment after the landlord's actions where held to constitute an illegal lockout.

  • March 14, 2017 'Rehabilitation Support Services v. Town of Esopus,' where a zoning board's finding was held not to constitute a final decision on the proposed residence at issue.

  • March 8, 201711-01 36 Avenue v. Quamar,” dealing with time-of-essence letters, and “Roger Morris Apt. v. Varela,” where a factual dispute barred summary judgment.