Not Constructive Eviction to Cut Tenant's Electricity If Lease Allows It
What Happened: To the owner, this was an open-and-shut case: The fashion store tenant it evicted owed unpaid rent. To the tenant, it was more complicated than that. The tenant contended that the owner committed constructive eviction by cutting off its electricity. The court sided with the owner, and the tenant appealed.
Decision: The New York court agreed that there was no constructive eviction and upheld summary judgment for the owner.