From the Daily News:
A Queens family of seven is scrambling to find a place to live after their landlord served them with an eviction notice the day before Thanksgiving.
Laura and Thomas Cavanagh said began withholding rent on the Broad Channel home after their landlord refused to fix dozens of problems — ranging from black mold under the sink to a rodent infestation in the attic.
The city Department of Housing Preservation and Development has slapped property owner Anthony Adamkiewicz with more than two-dozen violations.
But Adamkiewicz’s son, Gerald, said the Cavanaghs were “horrible” tenants.
“They wrecked our house,” said Adamkiewicz’s son, Gerald. “They caused all these violations so they didn’t have to pay rent and then they wouldn’t let us fix anything.”