Rent-Controlled Tenant's Nephew Claims Succession Rights

Rent-Controlled Tenant's Nephew Claims Succession Rights



LVT Number: #29741

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-controlled tenant moved out. The court granted tenant's request to dismiss the case, finding that landlord's notice to quit was insufficient and that occupant raised no defense. Occupant appealed, and the case was reopened. Landlord's notice provided sufficient claims for occupant to frame a defense. Occupant also claimed succession rights as a nontraditional family member.

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Niagara Capital LLC v. Cruz: 2018 NY Slip Op 28332 (App. T. 1 Dept.; 10/24/18; Shulman, PJ, Gonzalez, Edmead, JJ)