Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son Gets Apartment

LVT Number: #31113

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's son after tenant died. The son claimed succession rights to the apartment. The trial court ruled for the son and ordered landlord to offer him a renewal lease. Landlord appealed and lost. The son showed that he primarily resided with tenant in the apartment for at least two years immediately prior to tenant's death. The court's ruling was based on testimony as well as the son's documents, which included his driver's license, Social Security and health insurance statements, and prescription receipts.

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