Rent-Controlled Tenant's Former Spouse Gets Apartment

LVT Number: #30626

Tenant asked the DHCR to rule on whether she was a rent-controlled tenant. Tenant claimed that she had succession rights from prior rent-controlled tenant. The DRA ruled for tenant. She moved into the apartment prior to July 1, 1971, and lived with tenant as an unmarried couple. Later they were married for two years. The DRA found that prior tenant moved out in 1977, that both he and tenant notified landlord of this, and that tenant had paid rent to landlord with her own checks since prior tenant moved out.

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Spatz: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. FX420002RO (12/5/19) [3-pg. doc.]