Tenant's Housekeeper Didn't Prove Succession Rights

Tenant's Housekeeper Didn't Prove Succession Rights



LVT Number: #29863

Apartment occupant claimed succession rights to rent-stabilized apartment after tenant died. The DRA ruled against occupant who appealed and lost. Occupant claimed that she was a nontraditional family member. Landlord claimed that occupant had been tenant's housekeeper and therefore was a licensee now illegally occupying the unit. The DRA had found that occupant failed to present sufficient proof of the emotional and financial commitment and interdependence needed to prove a nontraditional family relationship.

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Losada: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. FX110043RT (11/30/18) [2-pg. doc.]