PASSING ON APARTMENTS

Tenant's Girlfriend Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

October 28, 2019    

Apartment occupant claimed to the DHCR that she had succession rights to tenant's rent-stabilized apartment and that landlord refused to give her a renewal lease. The DRA ruled against occupant, finding that she...

Landlord Can't Evict Tenant's Daughter While Succession Claim Grievance Still Pending

October 28, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant's adult daughter after tenant died. The daughter had filed an Article 78 appeal of NYCHA's decision denying her remaining family member grievance, and it was undisputed that the...

Family Member Can't Get Deceased Tenant's Mitchell-Lama Apartment

October 25, 2019    

Mitchell-Lama apartment occupant claimed succession rights after tenant died. HPD ruled against the occupant, who then filed an Article 78 court appeal. The court ruled against the occupant. Although occupant was a...

Daughter of Formerly Rent-Controlled Tenants Can't Get Replacement Apartment

September 25, 2019    

Tenants' daughter complained that the deceased tenants, who were her parents, had been rent controlled and that landlord failed to renew a lease in her name. The DRA ruled against the daughter, who appealed and...

Occupant Couldn't Prove Nontraditional Family Member Status

September 24, 2019    

Apartment occupant complained that landlord improperly refused to grant him a rent-stabilized renewal lease. Occupant claimed that he was a nontraditional family member entitled to succession rights after tenant...

NYCHA Improperly Ruled That Tenant's Daughter Didn't Have Succession Rights

August 27, 2019    

NYCHA tenant's daughter claimed succession rights after tenant died. NYCHA ruled against the daughter, who filed an Article 78 court appeal of NYCHA's decision. The court ruled for the daughter. NYCHA had...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Grandson Gets Apartment

August 27, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's grandson after tenant died. The grandson claimed succession rights. The trial court ruled for the grandson, who showed that he had lived in the apartment since 2001...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son Gets Apartment After Tenant Dies

August 26, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant's son complained that landlord refused to offer him a renewal lease after tenant died. The DRA ruled for the son and directed landlord to offer him a renewal lease. Landlord appealed and...

Does Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Daughter Have Succession Rights?

July 23, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Tenant opposed landlord's claim. Alternatively, tenant's daughter claimed succession rights. Landlord asked the court to rule on tenant...

Mitchell-Lama Co-op Tenant's Sister Can't Get Apartment

July 22, 2019    

HPD denied the application of Mitchell-Lama co-op tenant's sister for succession rights to tenant's apartment after tenant died. The sister then filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming that HPD's...

Ex-Husband Hid Divorce and Tenant's Move-out from Landlord for 20 Years

July 22, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant moved out. The occupant claimed succession rights as tenant's husband. The court ruled for landlord after trial. The occupant appealed and...

Tenant's Daughter Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

July 22, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant's daughter complained that landlord refused to give her a renewal lease after tenant died. Landlord claimed that the daughter didn't prove succession rights. The DRA ruled for tenant...