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Marbar, Inc. v. Katz
Citation:183 Misc. 2d 219, 701 N.Y.S.2d 884 (Civ. Ct. 2000)
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The plaintiff, Katz, lived in a rent controlled apartment in New York, the defendant, Marbar, was her landlord. The lease under which Katz occupied the apartment provided that Katz could not alter the premises without Marbar’s permission. Katz replaced a shabby, old, but not dangerous, wooden deck with a newer nicer deck. Katz indicated that she had some concern about her child potentially being injured on the old deck. Katz also built a new cement deck over an area that previously had debris. The work on both decks was good and workman like. Marbar discovered these alterations were made without permission, and sued to have Katz evicted.
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