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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...

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

April 21, 2018    

Deceased tenant's grandson claimed succession rights to Mitchell-Lama apartment. Landlord and HPD denied the grandson's request. Grandson filed an Article 78 court appeal and lost. The court found that HPD...

Tenant's Mother Can't Get Rent-Stabilized Apartment

March 18, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. The trial court ruled for landlord. Tenant and his mother, who claimed succession rights, appealed and lost. It was undisputed that tenant began...

Tenant's Jailed Son Can't Get Rent-Stabilized SRO Apartment

March 14, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized SRO tenant's son after tenant died, claiming that the son was a licensee. The son claimed succession rights to the apartment. The court ruled for landlord, finding that the...

Granddaughter Gets Tenant's Apartment

February 16, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant's granddaughter after tenant died. The granddaughter claimed succession rights. Landlord argued that the granddaughter wasn't listed on tenant's annual family composition...

Daughter Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

February 16, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's daughter after tenant died. The daughter claimed succession rights. The trial court ruled for the daughter. She presented testimony that she had lived in the...

Tenant's Brother Gets Rent-Controlled Apartment

February 14, 2018    

After the housing court dismissed an eviction proceeding against tenant and her brother on procedural grounds, rent-controlled tenant's brother applied to the DHCR for succession rights to tenant's apartment...

Tenant's Mother Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

February 13, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant's mother claimed succession rights when tenant moved out of the apartment and complained to the DHCR that landlord wouldn't give her a renewal lease. The DRA ruled for the mother....

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son Gets Apartment

January 26, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after finding that rent-stabilized tenant was no longer there. Occupant claimed that he was the rent-stabilized tenant. The court ruled for tenant. Landlord appealed and lost...

DHCR Denies Succession Rights to Tenant's Daughter

January 26, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant's daughter claimed succession rights to the apartment after tenant moved out, and complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to offer her a renewal lease. The DRA ruled against the...

Agreement to Waive Rent Stabilization Status Was Void

January 26, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant, who claimed that he had rent-stabilized succession rights. Landlord disagreed. Occupant's sister moved into the apartment as a rent-stabilized tenant in 1996. Her...

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