Tenant's Sister Was in Occupancy Since Inception of Tenancy

LVT Number: #24692

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Tenant's sister claimed that, even if tenant no longer primarily resided in the apartment, she had succession rights because she had lived with tenant since the inception of the tenancy. The court ruled for landlord in part, finding that tenant didn't primarily reside in the apartment. But the court found that tenant's sister had succession rights. The sister had moved to New York from Guyana in 1976 and claimed that she moved in with tenant when tenant rented the apartment in 1979.

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