Landlord must start eviction proceeding first.

Position::DOB VIOLATIONS
 
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Landlord sued rent-controlled tenant, claiming that tenant violated certain rent control law provisions for failing to provide apartment access. Landlord also asked the court to order tenant to provide access so that landlord could amend the building's Certificate of Occupancy with DOB. The court granted tenant's request to dismiss the case. Landlord was attempting to get a court declaration that it was entitled to evict tenant. But until landlord sent tenant a proper predicate...

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