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Eviction Stayed Based on Potential Succession Claim

September 27, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. The court ruled for landlord based on tenant's default. Tenant then asked the court to vacate the default judgment. While this request was pending, tenant...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Daughter and Granddaughter Get Apartment

August 18, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's daughter and granddaughter after tenant died. These family members claimed succession rights to the apartment. The court ruled for tenant's family members and...

Mitchell-Lama Co-op Tenant's Daughter Gets Apartment

August 17, 2020    

The DHCR granted succession rights to the daughter of a Mitchell-Lama cooperative shareholder tenant. Landlord filed an Article 78 court appeal of the DHCR's decision, claiming that it was arbitrary and...

NYCHA Illegally Locked Out Tenant's Grandson After Tenant Died

July 27, 2020    

Tenant's grandson sued landlord NYCHA, claiming illegal lockout from his apartment. NYCHA claimed that the apartment was abandoned and that the grandson was an unauthorized occupant who hadn't lived in the...

Default by Tenant's Son Excused Based on Succession Claim

July 21, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupants in 2018 after tenant died. The court ruled for landlord based on the failure by two occupant/licensees to appear in court, after an initial appearance. Occupants appealed,...

Pre-Trial Questioning Needed Concerning Succession Claim

July 13, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Tenant's son claimed succession rights, even if tenant had moved out. The court granted the son's request to dismiss the case without a...

Tenant's Daughter and Son-in-Law Can't Get Apartment

June 26, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Apartment occupants, who were tenant's daughter and son-in-law, asked the court for permission to amend their answer to landlord's...

Tenant's Daughter and Granddaughter Get Rent-Stabilized Apartment

June 25, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupants after rent-stabilized tenant died. One occupant claimed that she was tenant's granddaughter and demanded succession rights. The other occupant claimed that she was...

Landlord Brings Improper Proceeding Against Tenant's Children

June 25, 2020    

After rent-stabilized tenant died, tenant's son and daughter claimed succession rights and asked landlord for a renewal lease. Landlord instead offered them a vacancy lease, which they refused to sign. Landlord...

Daughter Didn't Prove Succession Rights to Rent-Stabilized Apartment

June 24, 2020    

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

Tenant's Granddaughter Proves Succession Rights to Apartment

June 24, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's granddaughter after tenant died. The trial court ruled against landlord, finding that the granddaughter proved succession rights.

Shareholder's Daughter Gets Former Mitchell-Lama Apartment

May 24, 2020    

Landlord cooperative corporation, a former Mitchell-Lama co-op, that went free market in 2015, filed an Article 78 appeal of the DHCR's decision that former shareholder tenant's daughter had succession rights...