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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...

Son of Rent-Stabilized Tenant Was 61 When Tenant Vacated

May 18, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's son after tenant moved out of the apartment. The son claimed succession rights, but the court ruled against him. The son appealed and lost. The trial court fairly...

Rent-Controlled Tenant's Son Can't Get Apartment

May 18, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-controlled tenant's son, when tenant and his wife moved into a nearby Mitchell-Lama apartment. The son claimed succession rights. He said he grew up in the unit, then moved out, but...

Daughter's Settlement Vacated So She Can Make Succession Claim

April 28, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Tenant's daughter appeared in court and claimed succession rights. Later, the parties signed a court-ordered settlement agreement. Both were...

Eviction Case Reopened for Tenant's Daughter Claiming Succession Rights

April 28, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant, who didn't appear in court or answer landlord's petition. Tenant's daughter appeared in court without an attorney and signed a settlement agreement to vacate...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son Gets Apartment

April 27, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's son after tenant died. The son claimed succession rights, and the trial court ruled in his favor. Landlord appealed and lost. Evidence showed that the son...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Daughter Forged Tenant's Name on Renewal Leases

March 12, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant and his daughter. Landlord claimed that tenant left the apartment in 2004 and began living elsewhere, without notifying landlord of the change in circumstances. After...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Daughter Concealed Tenant's Vacatur

March 10, 2020    

(Decision submitted by Leonard Kaplain of the Garden City law firm of Kaplain & Duval, LLP, attorneys for the landlord.)

Mitchell-Lama Tenant's Granddaughter Can't Get Apartment

March 10, 2020    

The granddaughter of a deceased Mitchell-Lama co-op tenant in an apartment regulated by HPD claimed succession rights after tenant died. HPD held a hearing and ruled against the granddaughter, who filed an Article 78...

Tenant's Granddaughter Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

February 25, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupants after rent-stabilized tenant died. One of the occupants claimed that she was tenant's granddaughter and that she had succession rights. The trial court ruled for the...

NYCHA Tenant's Grandson Can't Get Apartment

February 25, 2020    

NYCHA tenant's grandson claimed succession rights to tenant's apartment after she died. NYCHA held a hearing and denied the grandson's request. The grandson then filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming...

Two Family Members Can't Get Succession Rights at Same Time

January 28, 2020    

The wife of a deceased rent-stabilized tenant claimed succession rights and complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to give her a renewal lease. The DRA ruled for the wife and directed landlord to offer a rent-...