No Landlord-Tenant Relationship Between Sisters

November 29, 2017
LVT Number: #28060

A woman sued to evict her sister, claiming the sister was a licensee and no longer had permission to remain in the apartment. The court dismissed the case, and the woman sought to reinstate it. The woman pointed out that an appeals court had ruled that there was no statutory "familial relationship exception" barring eviction cases against family members. The court ruled against the woman. The sister, an immigrant, gained entry into the United States based on a petition that the woman sponsored.

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Stennette-Davidson v. Hall: Index No. L&T 55162/17, NYLJ No. 1202799914161 (Civ. Ct. Queens; 7/21/17; Nembhard, J)

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