PASSING ON APARTMENTS

Trial Needed to Determine Whether Tenant's Son Had Succession Rights

March 12, 2024    

Landlord sued to evict the son and daughter-in-law of a rent-stabilized tenant after tenant died. They claimed succession rights to the apartment. Landlord pointed out that these family members spent considerable...

Tenant's Son Fails to Prove Succession Rights

February 20, 2024    

A rent-stabilized tenant's son complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to offer him a renewal lease after tenant moved out of the apartment. The DRA ruled against the son, who appealed and lost. The DRA had...

Wife of Former Mitchell-Lama Tenant Retained Succession Rights

January 28, 2024    

Landlord sued to evict tenant's wife after a tenant of a former DHCR Mitchell-Lama Program building passed away. Landlord claimed that the wife was a licensee who no longer had a right to remain. The wife claimed...

Tenant Proved Succession Rights to Mother's Rent-Stabilized Apartment

January 26, 2024    

After a rent-stabilized tenant died in 2019, landlord offered the remaining apartment occupant a new lease that included vacancy and longevity rent increases. The new tenant claimed that he was a successor tenant and...

DHCR Won't Consider Succession Claim of Tenant's Son Raised for the First Time on Appeal

January 25, 2024    

Rent-stabilized tenant Jose Raez filed a lease violation complaint with the DHCR in June 2020, claiming that he hadn't received a fully executed copy of the renewal lease that he received, signed, and returned to...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Niece Proves Succession Rights as Nontraditional Family Member

January 22, 2024    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died. Landlord claimed that the occupant, who was the tenant's niece, no longer had a license to occupy the apartment. The trial court ruled...

Daughter Gets Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Apartment

December 18, 2023    

Apartment occupant claimed succession rights to a rent-stabilized apartment after tenant died in August 2019. The tenant was occupant's mother. The DRA ruled for occupant. Landlord filed a request for...

Family Member in HUD Section 8 Building Had Succession Rights to Tenant's Apartment

December 18, 2023    

Apartment occupant complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to give him a renewal lease and that he had succession rights to tenant's apartment. The DRA ruled against occupant, finding he had failed to...

Court Can Decide Occupant's Succession Claim in Nonprimary Residence Case Against Tenant

November 20, 2023    

Mt. Vernon apartment occupant filed a lease violation complaint with the DHCR, claiming that landlord refused to recognize his succession rights to a rent-stabilized apartment. Landlord answered and reported that it...

No Succession Rights for Daughter Where Rent-Stabilized Tenant Still Lived in the Apartment

November 20, 2023    

Apartment occupant filed a lease violation complaint with the DHCR, claiming that landlord refused to give her a lease in her own name after the rent-stabilized tenant moved out. The occupant claimed that she was the...

NYCHA Tenant's Son Can't Get Apartment

September 24, 2023    

NYCHA tenant's son claimed succession rights to an apartment after tenant died in 2018. NYCHA ruled against the son and denied his Remaining Family Member status application after a grievance hearing. The son...

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

September 22, 2023    

Apartment occupant, who claimed to be tenant's granddaughter, filed a lease violation complaint with the DHCR, claiming that landlord refused to recognize her succession rights to the rent-stabilized apartment....