Paul Enright wanted access to the basement to store his crap (and a townhouse sans vermin). Brenda "The Wonderbra" Schad wanted a tenant who wasn't constantly on her ass.
In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Paul Enright, 40, says that he deserves most of his money back because he and his family never had access to the basement in the four-story, 4,120 square foot building on E. 19 St. In addition, he said, the rear garden was unusable because of a vermin infestation. Enright, who started living there with his family in 2010, says that those two spots alone take up 32% of the building’s square footage and he tacked on another 25% penalty because roof leaks and other problems, bringing the total to $621,248. But the landlord, model Brenda Schad, told the Daily News that Enright and his family were extremely difficult. "This lawsuit is so frivolous," she said. She said the basement was never included in their lease for the triplex. As for the backyard rodent problem, Schad had a simple excuse: “It’s New York City!”