PASSING ON APARTMENTS

Does Son Have Pass-On Rights to Rent-Stabilized Apartment?

March 29, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenants, a married couple, for nonprimary residence when their renewal lease expired in 2015. The wife had died in 2014, and the husband moved out at some unknown date during...

Nonpayment Case Against Successor Tenant Dismissed

March 26, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's surviving family member for nonpayment of rent. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case and argued that the 2017 renewal lease landlord offered her was...

Tenant's Son Who Used Apartment for Illegal Business Can't Get Pass-On Rights

March 26, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-controlled tenant's son after tenant died in 2010. While the son claimed succession rights, the court ruled for landlord. In a lengthy decision involving unusual questions, the court...

Tenant's Son and Son's Girlfriend Get Apartment

March 26, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's son and son's girlfriend after tenant died in 2014. The son and girlfriend claimed succession rights. The court ruled in their favor. Landlord appealed and lost...

Occupants Lose Succession Claim Where Tenant Left Years Ago

March 26, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant and apartment occupants after discovering that tenant had moved out of the apartment. At some point the apartment occupants asked the court for permission to amend their...

Occupant Didn't Prove Financial Interdependence with Tenant

February 24, 2021    

Apartment occupant claimed succession rights and complained to the DHCR in 2017 that landlord failed to offer him a renewal lease after rent-stabilized tenant died. Occupant said that he had a nontraditional family...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son Gets Apartment

February 22, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for failing to sign a renewal lease. Tenant's son, who was an apartment occupant, appeared in court and claimed succession rights. The court ruled for the son,...

Rent-Controlled Tenant's Granddaughter Claims Succession Rights

February 11, 2021    

Landlord sent the granddaughter of deceased rent-controlled tenant a notice to quit tenant's apartment, claiming that she had moved in after tenant died. The granddaughter then sued landlord, seeking a permanent...

Landlord Must Restore Tenant's Son to Possession After Lockout

January 25, 2021    

Tenant's son sued landlord NYCHA for illegal lockout. NYCHA asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that occupant didn't have legal standing to claim illegal lockout. The son claimed that he had lived...

Grandson of Nonpurchasing Co-op Tenant Gets Succession Rights

December 21, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant moved into the apartment in 1975. In 1984, tenant remained in the apartment when the building was converted to a non-eviction cooperative. When tenant died in 2008, the apartment owner gave...

Occupant Didn't Have to Pay U&O While Case Pending

December 14, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant, claiming that he was a licensee who no longer had a right to remain in the apartment after tenant vacated. Occupant claimed succession rights and also opposed landlord's...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son Gets Apartment

December 8, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's son after tenant died. The son claimed succession rights to the apartment. The trial court ruled for the son and ordered landlord to offer him a renewal lease....