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Legal assistance needed

Postby amnatc » Tue Apr 23, 2002 9:24 pm

Hello there,


Since 1998, My wife & I have been living quietly & peacefully in our apt. in Astoria, NY--for almost 14 yrs. However, during the past 2-3 yrs, we have been suffering (both physically & mentally) from the irresponsible neighbor (who is living directly above to our apt.), as well as the negligence from our landlord. (BTW, this neighbor from h*ll is not a legal leasee.)

During the past 2-3 years, we have been always awoken in the middle of the night (at 2-3 am) for at least once a week (for almost every week). Our apt. have been flooded w/ the sewage water from the toilet (about 6-7 times during the past 18 months). The worst is there were sewage water leaks from the toilet twice, during the past 8 days (from Apr/14-23/2002).

As our patiences & mental healths are running out, we would be very grateful if someone could pls suggest or recommend the lawyer who is expert in the landlord & tenant case.

Many thanks & Best regards,
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Re: Legal assistance needed

Postby Lilly » Sat Apr 27, 2002 9:08 pm

The case you need is right here in Recent Housing Court Decision on Tenant.Net:Case Caption:

57-59 Second Ave. Corp. v. Yeung
Issues/Legal Principles:

Tenant who allows bathtub water to overflow to apartment below on 20 occasions may be evicted as a nuisance.


Court:Appellate Term, First Department
Judge:lower court: Hon. Arlene H. Hahn
Date:April 10, 2002

Citation:NYLJ, page 18, col 2
Referred Statutes:RSC 2524.3(b)

The tenant repeatedly allowed water to overflow from his bathtub, a condition which caused water penetration in the apartment below at least 20 times. The landlord demonstrated nuisance and therefore was entitled to evict the tenant
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