PASSING ON APARTMENTS

Occupant Can't Get Pre-Trial Questioning of Landlord in Succession Case

June 24, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-controlled tenant died. The occupant claimed succession rights. The court granted landlord's request to conduct pretrial questioning of the occupant but denied...

Daughter Can't Get NYCHA Tenant's Apartment

June 23, 2018    

NYCHA tenant's daughter claimed succession rights to the apartment after tenant died. NYCHA denied the daughter's request, finding that she didn't qualify as a remaining family member. The daughter filed...

Tenant's Sister Can't Get NYCHA Apartment

May 28, 2018    

Tenant's sister filed an Article 78 court appeal of landlord NYCHA's decision that she didn't qualify for succession rights to tenant's apartment. The sister claimed that she moved in with tenant in...

62-Year-Old Daughter Must Prove She Lived with Tenant for One Year Before Tenant Died

May 27, 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 since 1970. Landlord sought pre-trial...

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

May 26, 2018    

Mitchell-Lama tenant's sister sought succession rights after tenant moved out. HPD ruled against the sister, who then filed an Article 78 court appeal. The sister claimed that HPD's decision was unreasonable...

Deceased Tenant's Stepdaughter Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

May 26, 2018    

The stepdaughter of deceased rent-stabilized tenant sued her stepmother, claiming that she had succession rights to tenant's apartment. The stepmother was still living in the apartment and claimed that...

Tenant's Grandson Was First, Not Second, Successor Tenant

April 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant, claiming that occupant remained after rent-stabilized tenant died and was unauthorized to do so because he wouldn't sign a lease. Landlord claimed that occupant was a...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Wife Gets Apartment

April 25, 2018    

The wife of a rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord refused to offer her a renewal lease after tenant died. Landlord questioned the spouse's right to the renewal. The DRA ruled for the wife. Landlord...

Nontraditional Family Member Gets Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Apartment

April 22, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died in 2011. Occupant claimed succession rights. The trial court ruled for landlord, finding that occupant didn't establish that she was a...

Rent-Controlled Tenant's Daughter Gets Apartment

April 21, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict former rent-controlled tenant's daughter after tenant died. The daughter claimed succession rights. The court ruled for the daughter. Landlord appealed and lost. The daughter produced...

Tenant's Grandson Can't Get Mitchell-Lama Apartment

April 21, 2018    

Deceased tenant's grandson claimed succession rights to Mitchell-Lama apartment. Landlord and HPD denied the grandson's request. Grandson filed an Article 78 court appeal and lost. The court found that HPD...

Tenant's Nephew May Have Been Accepted as Tenant

March 27, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. It was undisputed that tenant had moved out of the apartment, and he didn't appear in court. But apartment occupant claimed succession...