PASSING ON APARTMENTS

Tenant's Son Doesn't Prove Succession Rights

April 26, 2022    

The son of a deceased tenant filed an Article 78 court appeal of HPD's decision to deny his claim for succession to tenant's apartment. The court ruled against the son, who appealed and lost. While HPD was...

Apartment Occupant Proves Succession Rights to Rent-Stabilized Apartment

April 15, 2022    

An apartment occupant complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to offer her a renewal lease. She claimed that she had succession rights to the former rent-stabilized tenant's apartment as a nontraditional...

Successor Rent-Stabilized Tenant Not Entitled to Continuation of Preferential Rent

March 22, 2022    

The son of a rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR after tenant died, claiming that he had succession rights and that landlord refused to give him a renewal lease. The son claimed that he moved in with tenant...

Rent-Controlled Tenant's Son Fails to Prove Succession Rights

February 15, 2022    

Landlord sued to evict rent-controlled tenant's son after tenant died. The son claimed succession rights. He said he lived in the apartment while growing up and had never left. Tenant had moved out in 2009, and...

Prior Tenant's Stepdaughter Can't Make Succession Claim

December 14, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Tenant had moved out, but a remaining apartment occupant claimed that she was the stepdaughter of tenant's father, who had been the prior...

Project-Based Section 8 Tenant's Son Can't File Succession Claim with DHCR

November 22, 2021    

An apartment occupant complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to give him a renewal lease after tenant, his mother, died in May 2018. The son submitted copies of his birth certificate, death certificate, NY...

Tenant's Granddaughter Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

November 22, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant's granddaughter claimed succession rights and complained that the landlord refused to offer her a renewal lease after tenant died in October 2018. Landlord responded that it had commenced...

Tenant's Daughter Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

November 18, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Tenant's daughter appeared in the proceeding and claimed she had succession rights to the apartment. The trial court ruled for the daughter...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son Can't Prove Succession Rights

November 17, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's son, who claimed succession rights to the apartment after tenant died. The trial court ruled for landlord. The son appealed and lost. While the absence of...

NYCHA Not Required to Restore Tenant's Son to Possession After Locking Him Out

September 27, 2021    

Apartment occupant, who was the son of the deceased tenant, sued landlord NYCHA, claiming that NYCHA had illegally locked him out of his apartment and seeking to be restored to possession. He testified credibly that...

Tenant's Niece Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

September 27, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Tenant died shortly thereafter, and tenant's niece claimed succession rights to the apartment.

Tenant's Son Must Pay Use and Occupancy While Succession Claim Is Pending

September 27, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's estate for nonpayment of rent in late 2018, after tenant died in March 2018. Tenant's son, in turn, responded to the case and claimed succession rights. The son...