Tenant's Daughter and Son-in-Law Can't Get Apartment

LVT Number: #30843

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Apartment occupants, who were tenant's daughter and son-in-law, asked the court for permission to amend their answer to landlord's petition and raise a succession claim. The court ruled against the occupants since they didn't present a meritorious succession defense. To prove succession, occupants would have to show co-occupancy with tenant during the last two years before tenant's last renewal lease expired in 2015. But this was impossible because tenant moved out of the apartment in 1998. 

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William 165 LLC v. Ser-Boim: Index No. 52496/16, 2020 NY Slip Op 20109 (Civ. Ct. NY; 5/13/20; Ortiz, J)