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Grandson Can't Get NYCHA Tenant's Apartment

October 8, 2018    

NYCHA tenant's grandson claimed succession rights to tenant's apartment after she died in 2013. NYCHA ruled against the grandson, who filed an Article 78 court appeal and claimed that NYCHA's decision was...

Daughter Claiming Pass-on Rights Must Produce Relevant Social Media Posts

September 24, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's daughter from apartment after tenant died. The daughter claimed succession rights. Landlord sought document production as part of pre-trial questioning, including...

Tenant's Sister Can't Get Apartment Without Proof Tenant Had Vacated

July 10, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant's sister claimed pass-on rights and complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to give her a renewal lease in her name. The DRA ruled against the sister, who appealed and lost. Although...

Tenant's Brother Didn't Prove He Was Illegally Locked Out After Tenant Died

June 26, 2018    

Brother of rent-stabilized tenant, who died in December 2017, sued landlord, claiming illegal lockout. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case. The brother claimed that he had lived with...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son-in-Law Gets Apartment

June 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's son-in-law after tenant died. The son-in-law claimed succession rights. The trial court ruled for the son-in-law. Tenant's son-in-law and granddaughter, along...

Tenant's Granddaughter Gets Rent-Controlled Apartment

June 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-controlled tenant's granddaughter after tenant died. The granddaughter claimed succession rights. The court ruled for the granddaughter after trial and dismissed the case. Testimony by...

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...

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-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...

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