The Hole rocker, who has lived in the building for over ten months, is accused of setting the West Village property on fire, ruining its designer interior and owing more than $54,000 (£34,760) in unpaid rent.
Owner of the West 10th Street townhouse Donna Lyon has filed legal documents against Love, seeking recompense for the damages as well as the overdue rent, reports the New York Post.
"It was decorated by the previous owner, interior designer Steven Gambrel. One of the requirements of the lease is that nothing should be done to the interiors," Lyon explained of the 1827 building. "Courtney has wallpapered and painted a large portion of the property without my consent.
"I learned about this when I wanted to sell the house and had photographs taken. They sent me the brochure and I said, 'This can't be my property'. I came to New York to see it and I was horrified by what she had done. The walls that had been hand-painted and glazed were ruined, covered in damask wallpaper and ice-blue paint."
Lyon added that Love also set a curtain on fire at the apartment in June, recalling: "I got a call from her accountant, who said, 'Miss Love is fine', which I was glad to hear, but I thought, 'What about the house?'"
A court date for the case is set for December 21.
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