Friend Who Moved Back in with Tenant Didn't Prove Succession Rights

LVT Number: #27549

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died. Occupant claimed that she was a nontraditional family member who had succession rights. The trial court ruled for landlord. Occupant appealed and lost. Although tenant and occupant may have lived together in a close relationship at one time, they had separated in 1988 and occupant lived elsewhere for 15 years.

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530 Second Ave. Co., LLC v. Zenker: 54 Misc.3d 144(A), 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 50232(U) (App. T. 1 Dept.; 2/22/17; Schoenfeld, JP, Lowe III, Ling-Cohan [dissenting], JJ)