NYCHA Apartment Occupant Claims Succession Rights

LVT Number: #29978

Landlord NYCHA sued to evict apartment occupant, claiming that he was tenant's licensee and that his license to occupy the apartment had expired after tenant died. Occupant's name never appeared on tenant's annual income affidavits, but NYCHA had denied tenant's requests to add occupant to her household composition listing due to overcrowding. After landlord started the eviction case, occupant filed a grievance with NYCHA, claiming that he was tenant's remaining family member entitled to succession rights.

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NYCHA-Fulton Houses v. Alicea: Index No. 15724/2017, 2019 NY Slip Op 29048 (Civ. Ct. NY; 2/8/19; Stoller, J)