The landlord might be accusing you of violating the lease, or the law. Or the landlord might accuse you of harming the apartment or other tenants. Some common claims in holdover cases are: regularly falling behind on the rent, keeping clutter in the apartment, having a pet or a washing machine, and using the apartment for illegal activity. You might also be accused of not using the apartment as your primary residence or subletting without permission. Rarely, landlords bring holdover cases against rent regulated tenants because they want the apartment for a relative, or want to demolish the building or remove it from residential use.
What are some reasons the landlord might start a holdover case?
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