PASSING ON APARTMENTS

Tenant's Grandson Was First, Not Second, Successor Tenant

April 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant, claiming that occupant remained after rent-stabilized tenant died and was unauthorized to do so because he wouldn't sign a lease. Landlord claimed that occupant was a...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Wife Gets Apartment

April 25, 2018    

The wife of a rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord refused to offer her a renewal lease after tenant died. Landlord questioned the spouse's right to the renewal. The DRA ruled for the wife. Landlord...

Nontraditional Family Member Gets Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Apartment

April 22, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died in 2011. Occupant claimed succession rights. The trial court ruled for landlord, finding that occupant didn't establish that she was a...

Rent-Controlled Tenant's Daughter Gets Apartment

April 21, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict former rent-controlled tenant's daughter after tenant died. The daughter claimed succession rights. The court ruled for the daughter. Landlord appealed and lost. The daughter produced...

Tenant's Grandson Can't Get Mitchell-Lama Apartment

April 21, 2018    

Deceased tenant's grandson claimed succession rights to Mitchell-Lama apartment. Landlord and HPD denied the grandson's request. Grandson filed an Article 78 court appeal and lost. The court found that HPD...

Tenant's Nephew May Have Been Accepted as Tenant

March 27, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. It was undisputed that tenant had moved out of the apartment, and he didn't appear in court. But apartment occupant claimed succession...

NYCHA Tenant's Son Can't Get Apartment After Tenant Died

March 27, 2018    

NYCHA tenant's son filed an Article 78 court appeal of NYCHA's decision denying him succession rights to tenant's apartment after tenant died. The court ruled against the son, finding NYCHA's decision...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son Can't Get Apartment

March 26, 2018    

After rent-stabilized tenant moved out of her apartment, her son claimed succession rights and complained that landlord refused to offer him a renewal lease for the apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant's son....

Tenant's Mother Can't Get Rent-Stabilized Apartment

March 18, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. The trial court ruled for landlord. Tenant and his mother, who claimed succession rights, appealed and lost. It was undisputed that tenant began...

Tenant's Jailed Son Can't Get Rent-Stabilized SRO Apartment

March 14, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized SRO tenant's son after tenant died, claiming that the son was a licensee. The son claimed succession rights to the apartment. The court ruled for landlord, finding that the...

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...

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