PASSING ON APARTMENTS

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Daughter Claims Succession Rights

March 19, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's daughter after tenant died. The daughter claimed succession rights. Landlord argued that no trial was needed and asked the court to grant it possession. The...

Rent-Controlled Tenant's Minor Grandson Gets Apartment

March 19, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-controlled tenant's grandson after tenant died. The grandson claimed succession rights as a remaining family member. The court ruled for the grandson after a trial. The grandson...

NYCHA Must Reconsider Daughter's Succession Claim

March 17, 2019    

Landlord NYCHA tenant's daughter claimed succession rights to tenant's apartment after tenant died in 2013. NYCHA ruled against the daughter after a hearing, and the daughter filed an Article 78 court appeal...

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

March 17, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died. Occupant claimed that she was tenant's niece and that she was entitled to succession rights. The court ruled for landlord after a trial...

NYCHA Apartment Occupant Claims Succession Rights

March 17, 2019    

Landlord NYCHA sued to evict apartment occupant, claiming that he was tenant's licensee and that his license to occupy the apartment had expired after tenant died. Occupant's name never appeared on tenant...

Grandson Gets Rent-Controlled Apartment

March 16, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-controlled tenant's grandson after tenant died. The grandson claimed succession rights. Landlord claimed that the grandson hadn't lived in the apartment as his primary residence...

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

February 27, 2019    

Mitchell-Lama tenant's family member sought succession rights to tenant's apartment after tenant died. HPD ruled against tenant's family member, who then filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming that...

NYCHA Tenant's Son Can't Get Apartment

February 27, 2019    

Landlord NYCHA tenant's son filed a grievance with NYCHA after tenant moved out, claiming succession rights to tenant's apartment. NYCHA ruled against tenant's son, who filed an Article 78 court appeal...

Disabled Family Members Can't Get Rent-Controlled Apartment

February 20, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupants after rent-controlled tenant died. The occupants claimed that they were disabled and that they had succession rights. The court ruled for landlord and against the occupants...

Daughter Signed Renewal Leases in Tenant's Name After Tenant Died

February 20, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's daughter 14 years after tenant died. The daughter claimed succession rights. After pre-trial questioning, landlord asked the court to rule in its favor without a...

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

January 28, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant's son complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to give him a renewal lease after tenant died. The son claimed that he had lived in the apartment with tenant almost all his life. Tenant...

Tenant's Roommate Didn't Prove Nontraditional Family Relationship

January 28, 2019    

Apartment occupant complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to offer her a renew lease after rent-stabilized tenant died. Occupant claimed that she was a nontraditional family member entitled to succession rights...