PASSING ON APARTMENTS

PASSING ON APARTMENTS

Tenant's Daughter Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

November 12, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died. Occupant claimed that she was tenant's daughter and had lived in the apartment with tenant for at least three years before tenant died...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Husband Gets Apartment

October 28, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's husband after tenant died. The husband claimed succession rights. Landlord questioned the legitimacy of the marriage, stating that tenant never informed it of...

Tenant's Life Partner Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

October 27, 2018    

Apartment occupant complained to the DHCR that landlord failed to offer her a renewal lease after rent-stabilized tenant died. Occupant claimed that she was tenant's nontraditional family member. Landlord...

Permanent Tenant's Brother Gets Apartment

October 22, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict a hotel-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Tenant's brother claimed succession rights. The trial court ruled against landlord and dismissed the case, finding that the occupant was...

Grandson Can't Get NYCHA Tenant's Apartment

October 8, 2018    

NYCHA tenant's grandson claimed succession rights to tenant's apartment after she died in 2013. NYCHA ruled against the grandson, who filed an Article 78 court appeal and claimed that NYCHA's decision was...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Former Life Partner Gets Apartment

October 8, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant and immediate family members based on tenant's nonprimary residence. In response, an apartment occupant claimed succession rights. The court ruled for the occupant...

Daughter Claiming Pass-on Rights Must Produce Relevant Social Media Posts

September 24, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's daughter from apartment after tenant died. The daughter claimed succession rights. Landlord sought document production as part of pre-trial questioning, including...

Nontraditional Family Member Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

July 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died. The occupant claimed that he was a nontraditional family member of tenant's and had succession rights to the apartment. The court ruled...

Tenant's Sister Can't Get Apartment Without Proof Tenant Had Vacated

July 10, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant's sister claimed pass-on rights and complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to give her a renewal lease in her name. The DRA ruled against the sister, who appealed and lost. Although...

Tenant's Brother Didn't Prove He Was Illegally Locked Out After Tenant Died

June 26, 2018    

Brother of rent-stabilized tenant, who died in December 2017, sued landlord, claiming illegal lockout. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case. The brother claimed that he had lived with...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son-in-Law Gets Apartment

June 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's son-in-law after tenant died. The son-in-law claimed succession rights. The trial court ruled for the son-in-law. Tenant's son-in-law and granddaughter, along...

Tenant's Granddaughter Gets Rent-Controlled Apartment

June 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-controlled tenant's granddaughter after tenant died. The granddaughter claimed succession rights. The court ruled for the granddaughter after trial and dismissed the case. Testimony by...