PASSING ON APARTMENTS

Granddaughter Gets Tenant's Apartment

February 16, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant's granddaughter after tenant died. The granddaughter claimed succession rights. Landlord argued that the granddaughter wasn't listed on tenant's annual family composition...

Daughter Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

February 16, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's daughter after tenant died. The daughter claimed succession rights. The trial court ruled for the daughter. She presented testimony that she had lived in the...

Tenant's Brother Gets Rent-Controlled Apartment

February 14, 2018    

After the housing court dismissed an eviction proceeding against tenant and her brother on procedural grounds, rent-controlled tenant's brother applied to the DHCR for succession rights to tenant's apartment...

Tenant's Mother Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

February 13, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant's mother claimed succession rights when tenant moved out of the apartment and complained to the DHCR that landlord wouldn't give her a renewal lease. The DRA ruled for the mother....

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son Gets Apartment

January 26, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after finding that rent-stabilized tenant was no longer there. Occupant claimed that he was the rent-stabilized tenant. The court ruled for tenant. Landlord appealed and lost...

DHCR Denies Succession Rights to Tenant's Daughter

January 26, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant's daughter claimed succession rights to the apartment after tenant moved out, and complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to offer her a renewal lease. The DRA ruled against the...

Agreement to Waive Rent Stabilization Status Was Void

January 26, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant, who claimed that he had rent-stabilized succession rights. Landlord disagreed. Occupant's sister moved into the apartment as a rent-stabilized tenant in 1996. Her...

Rent-Controlled Tenant's Children Get Succession Rights

December 17, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict rent-controlled tenant's adult children after tenant surrendered possession of the apartment in October 2015. The children claimed succession rights. The court ruled for tenant's...

Landlord Entitled to Extended Document Production

December 17, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's son after tenant died in January 2015. The son claimed succession rights, and landlord asked for pretrial documentation production. The court ruled for landlord in...

No Proof Roommate Was in Family-Type Relationship with Tenant

November 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-controlled tenant died. Occupant claimed that he had lived with tenant for 43 years in a nontraditional, spousal, family relationship, and therefore had succession...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son Claims Succession Rights

November 24, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant's son complained that landlord overcharged him and refused to give him a renewal lease in his name after tenant moved out. The DRA ruled against the son because he didn't submit...

Occupant Can't Prove Succession Rights

November 20, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant and apartment occupant after landlord discovered that tenant had moved out of the apartment. The occupant claimed succession rights. The court ruled against occupant, who...

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