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Grandson of Nonpurchasing Co-op Tenant Gets Succession Rights

December 21, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant moved into the apartment in 1975. In 1984, tenant remained in the apartment when the building was converted to a non-eviction cooperative. When tenant died in 2008, the apartment owner gave...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son Gets Apartment

December 8, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's son after tenant died. The son claimed succession rights to the apartment. The trial court ruled for the son and ordered landlord to offer him a renewal lease....

Mitchell-Lama Tenant's Family Members Don't Prove Succession Rights

November 17, 2020    

Family members of Mitchell-Lama building tenant claimed succession rights to the apartment after tenant moved out. HPD ruled against the family members. The family members then filed an Article 78 court appeal,...

NYCHA Tenant's Daughter Can't Get Apartment After Tenant's Death

November 17, 2020    

NYCHA tenant's daughter sought succession rights to an apartment after tenant died. NYCHA ruled against the daughter after a hearing, and tenant then filed an Article 78 court appeal. The daughter claimed that...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Niece Claims Succession Rights

October 27, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant based on nonprimary residence. Tenant's niece, who occupied the unit, claimed succession rights. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the niece's claim without...

No Succession Rights for Son of Tenant Who Wasn't Subject to Rent Control

October 26, 2020    

Rent-controlled tenant's son claimed that he had succession rights to tenant's apartment and asked the DHCR for a ruling on this question. The DRA ruled against the son, who appealed and lost. The DRA found...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Daughter Gets Apartment

October 26, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant's daughter complained in December 2017 that landlord refused to give her a renewal lease although she had succession rights to the apartment after tenant moved out. The daughter claimed...

Stepson Didn't Prove He Lived with Tenant for Two Years Before She Died

October 26, 2020    

Apartment occupant complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to give him a rent-stabilized renewal lease even though he had succession rights to tenant's apartment. The DRA ruled for occupant and directed...

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...