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Does Son Have Pass-On Rights to Rent-Stabilized Apartment?

March 29, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenants, a married couple, for nonprimary residence when their renewal lease expired in 2015. The wife had died in 2014, and the husband moved out at some unknown date during...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Son Gets Apartment

February 22, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for failing to sign a renewal lease. Tenant's son, who was an apartment occupant, appeared in court and claimed succession rights. The court ruled for the son,...

Rent-Controlled Tenant's Granddaughter Claims Succession Rights

February 11, 2021    

Landlord sent the granddaughter of deceased rent-controlled tenant a notice to quit tenant's apartment, claiming that she had moved in after tenant died. The granddaughter then sued landlord, seeking a permanent...

Landlord Must Restore Tenant's Son to Possession After Lockout

January 25, 2021    

Tenant's son sued landlord NYCHA for illegal lockout. NYCHA asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that occupant didn't have legal standing to claim illegal lockout. The son claimed that he had lived...

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...