Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Grandson Didn't Prove Succession Claim

LVT Number: #30094

Landlord sued to evict Mt. Vernon apartment occupant after the apartment's rent-stabilized tenant died. The occupant claimed that he was tenant's grandson, that he had continuously lived at the apartment with tenant as her caretaker since tenant had a stroke in October 2014, and that tenant died in September 2018. The court ruled for landlord. Landlord's managing tenant testified that he knew of no one living in the apartment besides tenant prior to her death.

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East Prospect Properties, LLC v. Blakeney: Index No. 834-19, 2019 NY Slip Op 50602(U) (City Ct. Mt. Vernon; 4/25/19; Seiden, J)