PASSING ON APARTMENTS

NYCHA Improperly Ruled That Tenant's Daughter Didn't Have Succession Rights

August 27, 2019    

NYCHA tenant's daughter claimed succession rights after tenant died. NYCHA ruled against the daughter, who filed an Article 78 court appeal of NYCHA's decision. The court ruled for the daughter. NYCHA had...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Grandson Gets Apartment

August 27, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's grandson after tenant died. The grandson claimed succession rights. The trial court ruled for the grandson, who showed that he had lived in the apartment since 2001...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son Gets Apartment After Tenant Dies

August 26, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant's son complained that landlord refused to offer him a renewal lease after tenant died. The DRA ruled for the son and directed landlord to offer him a renewal lease. Landlord appealed and...

Does Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Daughter Have Succession Rights?

July 23, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Tenant opposed landlord's claim. Alternatively, tenant's daughter claimed succession rights. Landlord asked the court to rule on tenant...

Mitchell-Lama Co-op Tenant's Sister Can't Get Apartment

July 22, 2019    

HPD denied the application of Mitchell-Lama co-op tenant's sister for succession rights to tenant's apartment after tenant died. The sister then filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming that HPD's...

Ex-Husband Hid Divorce and Tenant's Move-out from Landlord for 20 Years

July 22, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant moved out. The occupant claimed succession rights as tenant's husband. The court ruled for landlord after trial. The occupant appealed and...

Tenant's Daughter Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

July 22, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant's daughter complained that landlord refused to give her a renewal lease after tenant died. Landlord claimed that the daughter didn't prove succession rights. The DRA ruled for tenant...

When Did Tenant Who Died in Nursing Home Permanently Vacate Apartment?

June 20, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's daughter after tenant died. Tenant's daughter moved into the apartment in 1988. Tenant was hospitalized in June 2007, then moved into a nursing home where she...

Trial Needed to Decide Brother's Succession Claim

May 25, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's brother after tenant died. The brother claimed succession rights. Landlord asked the court to rule in its favor without trial. Landlord claimed that the brother...

Occupant's Immigration Status Doesn't Bar Succession Rights Claim

May 24, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died. Occupant claimed succession rights as a nontraditional family member. Landlord argued that occupant's immigration status prevented him...

Tenant's Son Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

May 21, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant's son complained to the DHCR that he had succession rights to tenant's apartment and that landlord refused to give him a renewal lease. The DRA ruled against the son. The son appealed...

Did Rent-Stabilized Tenant Deceive Landlord While Daughter Lived in Apartment?

May 20, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Tenant had in fact moved out of the apartment while her daughter lived there. Tenant and tenant's daughter asked the court to dismiss the...