Landlord Needn't Name Divorced Tenant on Renewal Lease
LVT Number: 11158
Tenant husband claimed that landlord didn't properly renew his rent-stabilized lease. The last renewal lease for the apartment named only tenant's wife. Tenant claimed that a divorce court order stated that although tenant's wife would have sole right to occupy the apartment, tenant's name should remain on the renewal lease. Landlord later renewed the lease in the wife's name only and sent husband a nonrenewal notice based on nonprimary residence. The DRA ruled that landlord didn't have to add tenant's name to the renewal lease, and tenant appealed. The DHCR ruled against tenant. Landlord didn't have to name tenant husband in renewal lease since it properly sent the husband a nonrenewal notice based on nonprimary residence.
Donati: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. HB410039RT (8/23/96) [2-page document]