Public Housing Landlord Can't Bar Tenant's Son from Visiting Apartment
LVT Number: 12582
Public housing landlord terminated tenant's tenancy for nondesirability and for violation of a 1991 formal agreement barring tenant's son from living in tenant's apartment or from visiting her there. Tenant appealed, claiming that the decision by landlord to terminate the lease was unreasonable. The appeals court ruled for tenant. Tenant admitted that her son occasionally visited her at the apartment. But landlord hadn't proved that tenant's son was living in the apartment. And landlord's ban on visits from tenant's son was unreasonable.
Stroman v. Franco: NYLJ, p. 25, col. 5 (8/31/98) (App. Div. 1 Dept.; Milonas, JP, Ellerin, Williams, Tom, Mazzarelli, JJ)