PASSING ON APARTMENTS

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Daughter Gets Apartment

May 25, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant's daughter filed a lease violation complaint, claiming that landlord refused to offer her a renewal lease after tenant died in October 2019. The daughter claimed succession rights and said...

Tenant's Husband Didn't Prove Co-occupancy

April 27, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's husband after tenant moved out of the apartment. The husband claimed succession rights. The trial court ruled for landlord. The husband appealed and lost, then...

Trial Needed to Determine If Tenant's Daughter Gets Apartment

April 27, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's daughter after tenant moved out of the apartment. The daughter claimed succession rights. Landlord argued that there was no question of fact and asked the court to...

Rent-Controlled Tenant's Daughter Is First Successor Tenant

April 20, 2021    

Rent-controlled tenant's daughter sought succession rights to tenant's apartment when tenant moved out in 2017. The DRA ruled for the daughter, and landlord appealed. Landlord didn't dispute that the...

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...