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Rent-Stabilized Tenants' Daughter Can't Remain in Apartment

December 19, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenants for nonprimary residence. Tenants' daughter claimed succession rights. The trial court ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost, then appealed again to a higher...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Aunt Didn't Prove Succession Rights

December 19, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for not renewing her lease. Landlord also named apartment occupant, who was tenant's aunt, in the eviction proceeding. The tenant had moved out, and the aunt claimed...

Rent-Controlled Tenant's Son Was First, Not Second, Successor Tenant

December 18, 2019    

Rent-controlled tenant complained of rent overcharge. Landlord claimed that tenant was a second successor tenant and that it therefore was entitled to collect a vacancy increase from the tenant. The DRA found that...

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

November 21, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's daughter after tenant died. The daughter asked the court to dismiss the case without trial. The court ruled against the daughter, who appealed and lost. Documentary...

Daughter of Rent-Stabilized Tenant Gets Apartment

November 21, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's daughter after tenant died. The trial court ruled for the daughter. Landlord appealed and lost. Despite some procedural errors by the lower court, the daughter'...

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...

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...

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...