PASSING ON APARTMENTS

PASSING ON APARTMENTS

Agreement to Waive Rent Stabilization Status Was Void

January 26, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant, who claimed that he had rent-stabilized succession rights. Landlord disagreed. Occupant's sister moved into the apartment as a rent-stabilized tenant in 1996. Her...

Rent-Controlled Tenant's Children Get Succession Rights

December 17, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict rent-controlled tenant's adult children after tenant surrendered possession of the apartment in October 2015. The children claimed succession rights. The court ruled for tenant's...

Landlord Entitled to Extended Document Production

December 17, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's son after tenant died in January 2015. The son claimed succession rights, and landlord asked for pretrial documentation production. The court ruled for landlord in...

No Proof Roommate Was in Family-Type Relationship with Tenant

November 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-controlled tenant died. Occupant claimed that he had lived with tenant for 43 years in a nontraditional, spousal, family relationship, and therefore had succession...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son Claims Succession Rights

November 24, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant's son complained that landlord overcharged him and refused to give him a renewal lease in his name after tenant moved out. The DRA ruled against the son because he didn't submit...

Occupant Can't Prove Succession Rights

November 20, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant and apartment occupant after landlord discovered that tenant had moved out of the apartment. The occupant claimed succession rights. The court ruled against occupant, who...

Tenant's Son and Granddaughter Get HUD-Subsidized Apartment

September 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant's son and granddaughter from HUD-subsidized housing after tenant died. They claimed succession rights to the apartment. The court ruled for the family members and dismissed the case...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Cousin Gets Apartment

September 26, 2017    

Apartment occupant claimed succession rights after rent-stabilized tenant moved out. Occupant said she was tenant's cousin and had lived with tenant for more than two years before tenant vacated in 2008. The DRA...

Tenant's Son Gets Rent-Controlled Apartment

September 24, 2017    

(Decision submitted by Noah E. Levenson, Esq. of the Manhattan law firm of Levy Tolman LP, attorneys for the occupant.)

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Daughter Claims Succession Rights

August 28, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's daughter as an occupant-licensee, claiming that tenant had moved to the Dominican Republic in 2014. The daughter claimed succession rights and said she had lived in...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Granddaughter Gets Apartment

August 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's granddaughter after tenant died, claiming that the granddaughter was a licensee who no longer had a right to remain in the apartment. The court ruled against...

Tenant's Daughter Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

July 24, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict four apartment occupants after rent-stabilized tenant died in 2011. Occupants claimed succession rights. After trial, the court ruled against landlord in part and found that two of the...