Did Rent-Controlled Tenants Waive Rights When They Agreed to Relocate?

LVT Number: #30719

The daughter of deceased tenants complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to offer her a rent-stabilized renewal lease as a successor tenant after her mother died in 2014. She claimed that her parents were rent controlled and that she had lived with them since 2007. Landlord argued that the apartment was unregulated. Tenants, the mother and father, had moved into the apartment in 2007 after relocating from another apartment in the building. Under the agreement, tenants received $4,300 plus a lifetime monthly preferential rent of $541.

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Martinez v. Visnauskas: Index No. 451563/2019, 2020 NY Slip Op 30738(U)(Sup. Ct. NY; 3/9/20; Edmead, J)