Ex-Wife Can't Get Rent-Stabilized Apartment
LVT Number: #30040
Landlord sued to evict tenant for illegally subletting or assigning his rent-stabilized apartment. Tenant had moved out and sent landlord a letter surrendering his tenancy, although he didn't return the keys. The court issued a judgment of possession and eviction warrant in landlord's favor. An apartment occupant, who was tenant's ex-wife, then asked the court to restore her to possession and delay re-renting the apartment. She claimed succession rights. The court allowed the wife back into the apartment but then ruled against her claim.
Westchester Plaza v. Watson: 63 Misc.3d 1202(A), 2019 NY Slip Op 50327(U) (City Ct. Mt. Vernon; 3/19/19; Armstrong, J)