Is Landlord's Remaining Family Member Rent Stabilized?

LVT Number: #31170

Occupant lived all his life in the family apartment located in a six-unit building that his parents bought in 1951. He remained there after his parents and siblings moved out around 1980. After his father later died, his mother asked him to pay rent. He started doing so, at $300 per month, in 2001. The mother died in 2008, and occupant's siblings were appointed executors of her estate. Occupant agreed to their request to increase rent payments to $600 per month in 2009. In 2017, occupant sued the estate, seeking a judgment that he was a rent-stabilized tenant.

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