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When Chrystal Run Village sued Debra N. -- a guarantor -- to recover damages in excess of the tenant's security deposit, the Middletown City Court opted to throw out the landlord’s case.

Since Debra’s personal guaranty was clearly limited to the annual rent, and nothing in the agreement made the woman responsible for “additional rent,” or for any damage to the apartment above and beyond the security deposit, the Appellate Term, Second Department (citing to my text-- Landlord and Tenant Practice in New York) felt the claim was properly dismissed.

Now that’s Chrystal clear.

To view a copy of the Appellate Term’s decision, please use this link: Chrystal Run Vil Inc v. N.