Landlord Can Recover Apartment for Son's Use
LVT Number: 16793
Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for owner occupancy. Landlord claimed that she needed the apartment for her son's primary residence. Tenant claimed retaliatory eviction for tenant's good-faith complaints to government agencies. The court ruled for landlord. Tenant's complaints were filed after landlord delivered a nonrenewal notice to tenant. So the case wasn't retaliatory. Landlord also showed a good-faith intent to have her son and his family live in the apartment. Landlord had progressing cancer and wanted her son to live nearby.
Nagler v. Rosen: NYLJ, 8/20/03, p. 23, col. 2 (Civ. Ct. Kings; Finkelstein, J)