A Nassau County judge has ruled that a landlord’s failure to resolve a former tenant’s complaints of cigarette smoke coming from the apartment below justified a rent abatement and dismissal of an attempt to recoup the remainder of the unpaid lease.
But District Court Judge Michael A. Ciaffa also rejected the tenant’s counterclaims for reimbursement of paid rent and “thousands” for property damage, which included vintage clothing she planned to sell on eBay.
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