Nonpayment Case Against Successor Tenant Dismissed
LVT Number: #31298
Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's surviving family member for nonpayment of rent. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case and argued that the 2017 renewal lease landlord offered her was unenforceable because it failed to comply with applicable Rent Stabilization Code provisions. Tenant claimed that the lease was backdated and was offered prematurely. A lease previously signed by the deceased tenant of record didn't expire until August 2019, and that lease passed to the tenant of record's estate after tenant's death.