Renting a regulated Manhattan apartment through Airbnb for $649 a night violated New York City prohibitions against tenant profiteering and warrants eviction of the leaseholder, a Housing Court judge has determined.

“Using a residential apartment as a hotel room and profiteering off of it is ground for eviction and is incurable, as it undermines a purpose of the Rent Stabilization Code,” Judge Jack Stoller (See Profile) wrote in 42nd and 10th Associates v. Ikezi, 85739/2014.

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