Occupant Can't Prove Succession Rights

LVT Number: #30696

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died. Occupant claimed that she was a nontraditional family member who had succession rights. The trial court ruled for landlord, finding that occupant failed to prove there was emotional and financial commitment, as well as interdependence, between herself and tenant that would give her a succession claim.

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206 W. 89th St. LLC v. Morgan: Index No. 570199/19, 2020 NY Slip Op 50249(U) (App. T. 1 Dept.; 2/21/20; Shulman, PJ, Cooper, Edmead, JJ)