Courtney Love can keep her NYC apartment ... for now
There's no place like home for the holidays.
Courtney Love, facing eviction from her sumptuous $27,000-a-month West Village townhouse for allegedly being a deadbeat and damaging the property, will get to remain in her digs at least through the New Year.
A lawyer for the Hole singer filed a motion to dismiss the case in Manhattan Housing Court, and the landlord has until Jan. 13 to respond.
But Love, 47, shouldn't get too excited. The owner of the townhouse, located at 250 W. 10th St., intends to contest the motion, the owner's attorney said in a statement yesterday.
The rocker's landlord, an entity called Astor Street Partners, filed a motion to evict Love on Nov. 15, saying she owed tens of thousands of dollars in back rent. While it's not part of the case, the owners also claim a fire in June at the townhouse burned up curtains and bed linens.
The lawsuit unfairly maligns a responsible tenant who is paid up on her rent, Love's lawyer, Eric Sherman, countered.
The landlord's lawyers said that Love also broke her lease by altering the interior of the "extraordinary and meticulously designed home" - renovated by architect and interior designer Steven Gambrel - without permission.
"A dispute has erupted over the townhouse and its condition and what has to be restored before Courtney moves out, but that is not the subject of the lawsuit," Sherman said. He suggested that people judge Love's treatment of the home for themselves by visiting Curbed.com, which features pictures of the home before and after Love moved in.
"I was just there, and the place looks great," Sherman said. "Courtney has been an excellent tenant. No cops have ever been called there. It's unfair that Courtney has been attacked in the press like this."
Astor Street Partners has previously stated in press reports that it intends to sue upon Love's departure, if the house isn't in its original condition.
Love's lease is up Feb. 15, but Sherman said the singer wants to keep the pad.