Landlord Can't Maintain Summary Nonpayment Proceeding Against Tenant's Son

LVT Number: #31184

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant and occupant "John Doe" based on tenant's nonpayment of rent. Tenant's son appeared in court, admitting that he was John Doe, that tenant died in December 2017, and that he'd been paying rent for the apartment in his own name. He claimed succession rights. The son and landlord signed a settlement agreement in court. The son consented to a final judgment of possession with execution on the warrant stayed provided the son paid over $11,000 in back rent owed by tenant.

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