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Ex-Husband Hid Divorce and Tenant's Move-out from Landlord for 20 Years

July 22, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant moved out. The occupant claimed succession rights as tenant's husband. The court ruled for landlord after trial. The occupant appealed and...

Occupant's Immigration Status Doesn't Bar Succession Rights Claim

May 24, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died. Occupant claimed succession rights as a nontraditional family member. Landlord argued that occupant's immigration status prevented him...

Ex-Wife Can't Get Rent-Stabilized Apartment

April 25, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for illegally subletting or assigning his rent-stabilized apartment. Tenant had moved out and sent landlord a letter surrendering his tenancy, although he didn't return the keys. The...

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

March 17, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died. Occupant claimed that she was tenant's niece and that she was entitled to succession rights. The court ruled for landlord after a trial...

Tenant's Roommate Didn't Prove Nontraditional Family Relationship

January 28, 2019    

Apartment occupant complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to offer her a renew lease after rent-stabilized tenant died. Occupant claimed that she was a nontraditional family member entitled to succession rights...

Tenant's Housekeeper Didn't Prove Succession Rights

January 27, 2019    

Apartment occupant claimed succession rights to rent-stabilized apartment after tenant died. The DRA ruled against occupant who appealed and lost. Occupant claimed that she was a nontraditional family member....

Trial Must Determine Whether Nontraditional Family Member Can Get Apartment

January 24, 2019    

Landlord of HUD project-based Section 8 building sued to evict apartment occupant after tenant died in 2016. Occupant claimed succession rights. Landlord claimed that occupant had no valid claim because tenant's...

Nontraditional Family Member Doesn't Prove He Lived with Tenant Before She Died

January 24, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died. The occupant claimed succession rights as a nontraditional family member. The court granted landlord's request for pre-trial...

Tenant's Ex-Husband Gets Apartment

December 21, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died. Occupant claimed succession rights. He said he was the former spouse of the deceased tenant. The court ruled for occupant and dismissed the...

Tenant's Life Partner Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

October 27, 2018    

Apartment occupant complained to the DHCR that landlord failed to offer her a renewal lease after rent-stabilized tenant died. Occupant claimed that she was tenant's nontraditional family member. Landlord...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Former Life Partner Gets Apartment

October 8, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant and immediate family members based on tenant's nonprimary residence. In response, an apartment occupant claimed succession rights. The court ruled for the occupant...

Nontraditional Family Member Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

July 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died. The occupant claimed that he was a nontraditional family member of tenant's and had succession rights to the apartment. The court ruled...