Landlord Brings Improper Proceeding Against Tenant's Children

LVT Number: #30826

After rent-stabilized tenant died, tenant's son and daughter claimed succession rights and asked landlord for a renewal lease. Landlord instead offered them a vacancy lease, which they refused to sign. Landlord then sued to evict them after sending a 10-day notice to quit. Landlord claimed that the brother and sister were second successors because tenant herself (their mother) had been a successor tenant to her mother. The court ruled for the brother and sister, and ordered landlord to offer them a renewal lease as first successors.

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Jamaica Seven, LLC v. Villa: Index No. 2018-1773QC, 2020 NY Slip Op 50630(U)(App. T. 2 Dept.; 5/29/20; Aliotta, PJ, Weston, Siegal, JJ)