Tenant's Grandson Gets Rent-Controlled Apartment

LVT Number: #27017

Landlord sued to evict rent-controlled tenant’s grandson from apartment after tenant died. The grandson claimed succession rights. The trial court ruled for the grandson. Landlord appealed and lost. The grandson showed that he had lived in the apartment with tenant for at least two years before tenant died. He had moved in with tenant because he had a difficult relationship with his father. Landlord argued that the grandson didn’t present customary documents to prove that he lived in tenant’s apartment.

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Knoll v. Cruz: 51 Misc.3d 146(A), 2016 NY Slip Op 50743(U) (App. T. 2 Dept.; 5/5/16; Elliot, JP, Weston, Solomon, JJ)