Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son Gets Apartment

LVT Number: #30725

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's son after tenant died. The son claimed succession rights, and the trial court ruled in his favor. Landlord appealed and lost. Evidence showed that the son continuously resided in the apartment with tenant since his birth in 1973. In 1999, tenant notified landlord by telephone and in writing that she was moving out and asked landlord to give the son a renewal lease. After tenant moved out, the son and his brother repeatedly contacted landlord seeking instructions on how to get a renewal lease in their names.

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