Landlord Properly Offered Occupant a Vacancy Lease After Tenant Died

LVT Number: #28664

Occupant of rent-stabilized apartment, who had been prior tenant's roommate, complained that landlord refused to offer him a renewal lease after tenant died. Instead, landlord offered occupant a vacancy lease. The DRA ruled against occupant, who appealed and lost. Occupant didn't claim succession rights to the apartment and wasn't a family member of the deceased tenant. Landlord therefore properly offered him a vacancy lease. If he didn't accept, he had no right to remain in the apartment. [Download PDF of decision here.]

Assibey-Bonsu Jr.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. FX210029RT (7/10/18) [2-pg. doc.]