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Tenant's Son Fails to Prove Succession Rights

February 20, 2024    

A rent-stabilized tenant's son complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to offer him a renewal lease after tenant moved out of the apartment. The DRA ruled against the son, who appealed and lost. The DRA had...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Niece Proves Succession Rights as Nontraditional Family Member

January 22, 2024    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died. Landlord claimed that the occupant, who was the tenant's niece, no longer had a license to occupy the apartment. The trial court ruled...

Daughter Gets Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Apartment

December 18, 2023    

Apartment occupant claimed succession rights to a rent-stabilized apartment after tenant died in August 2019. The tenant was occupant's mother. The DRA ruled for occupant. Landlord filed a request for...

No Succession Rights for Daughter Where Rent-Stabilized Tenant Still Lived in the Apartment

November 20, 2023    

Apartment occupant filed a lease violation complaint with the DHCR, claiming that landlord refused to give her a lease in her own name after the rent-stabilized tenant moved out. The occupant claimed that she was the...

NYCHA Tenant's Son Can't Get Apartment

September 24, 2023    

NYCHA tenant's son claimed succession rights to an apartment after tenant died in 2018. NYCHA ruled against the son and denied his Remaining Family Member status application after a grievance hearing. The son...

Court Denies Pre-Trial Discovery to Occupant Claiming Succession Rights

May 23, 2023    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant moved out. The occupant, who said he was tenant's son, claimed succession rights. After conducting pre-trial questioning, landlord asked the...

Mitchell-Lama Tenant's Niece Failed to Prove She Had Succession Rights

March 27, 2023    

The niece of a Mitchell-Lama tenant claimed succession rights after tenant died. HPD ruled against the niece after holding a hearing. The niece then filed an Article 78 court appeal of HPD's decision and lost....

Tenant's Son Was Barred from Living with Section 8 Tenant

March 24, 2023    

Landlord sued to evict HUD-subsidized apartment occupant, claiming that he was a licensee whose license had expired after the project-based Section 8 tenant relocated to a nursing facility. Occupant claimed that he...

Mitchell-Lama Co-op Tenant's Niece Can't Get Apartment

March 23, 2023    

The niece of a former Mitchell-Lama shareholder tenant claimed succession rights to former tenant's apartment after the tenant moved out. The DHCR ruled against the niece, who then filed an Article 78 court...

Daughter of Former Rent-Controlled Tenants Gets Rights to Unit Tenants Transferred to

March 21, 2023    

Tenants' daughter filed a lease violation complaint with the DHCR. She had moved into her current apartment with her parents in 2007. Tenant and her father signed a renewal lease for the two-year term between...

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

March 21, 2023    

Apartment occupant complained to the DHCR that he was the rent-stabilized tenant's son and that landlord refused to give him a renewal lease after tenant died. Landlord argued that the son moved into the...

DHCR Grants Pass-on Rights to Son While Tenant "Temporarily Exempt" from Primary Residence Requirements

January 24, 2023    

A rent-controlled tenant's son asked the DHCR for a ruling that he had succession rights to tenant's apartment. The DRA ruled for the son. Landlord appealed and lost. The DHCR pointed out that, in a prior...