Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Grandson Gets Apartment

LVT Number: #30308

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's grandson after tenant died. The grandson claimed succession rights. The trial court ruled for the grandson, who showed that he had lived in the apartment since 2001 and that landlord apparently was fully aware of this. Tenant stayed at his daughter's home while he recovered from a stroke but returned to the apartment and lived there. He later suffered a second stroke and was in hospitals and rehab facilities until his death, but never moved out of the apartment.

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Edelstein LLC v. Connelly: Index No. 63063/13, NYLJ No. 1563778361 (Civ. Ct. NY; 6/28/19; Schneider, J)