Landlord Must Restore Tenant's Son to Possession After Lockout

LVT Number: #31165

Tenant's son sued landlord NYCHA for illegal lockout. NYCHA asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that occupant didn't have legal standing to claim illegal lockout. The son claimed that he had lived in the unit with tenant since 2006. She passed away in 2014 and he remained there. He said he was unable to return there after the Fire Dept. placed an additional latch on the door following a fire. The son also claimed that, before she died, tenant had made efforts to add him to the apartment's household composition.

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