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Tenant's Alleged Domestic Partner Can't Get NYCHA Apartment

July 26, 2021    

After a NYCHA tenant died, an apartment occupant sought succession rights. NYCHA held a hearing in 2019 and denied the occupant's remaining family member grievance. The occupant then filed an Article 78 court...

Tenant's Son and Son's Girlfriend Get Apartment

March 26, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's son and son's girlfriend after tenant died in 2014. The son and girlfriend claimed succession rights. The court ruled in their favor. Landlord appealed and lost...

Occupant Didn't Prove Financial Interdependence with Tenant

February 24, 2021    

Apartment occupant claimed succession rights and complained to the DHCR in 2017 that landlord failed to offer him a renewal lease after rent-stabilized tenant died. Occupant said that he had a nontraditional family...

Tenant's Ex-Wife Can't Get Mitchell Lama Cooperative Apartment

December 8, 2020    

The ex-wife of a Co-op City shareholder tenant claimed succession rights to the tenant's Mitchell-Lama co-op apartment after she and tenant got divorced in 2012 and tenant moved out. The DHCR supervised the...

Tenant's Sister-in-Law Gets Apartment as Nontraditional Family Member

June 26, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict the sister-in-law of rent-stabilized tenant after tenant died. The sister-in-law claimed succession rights. The trial court ruled in her favor, finding that she was a nontraditional family...

Occupant Can't Prove Succession Rights

March 23, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died. Occupant claimed that she was a nontraditional family member who had succession rights. The trial court ruled for landlord, finding that...

Health Aide Who Manipulated Rent-Stabilized Tenant Can't Get Apartment

February 25, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict the estate of deceased rent-stabilized tenant and remaining apartment occupant. Landlord claimed that tenant illegally sublet the apartment to occupant. Occupant claimed that he had succession...

Rent-Controlled Tenant's Home Care Aide Gets Succession Rights

February 25, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-controlled tenant died. The occupant claimed succession rights as a nontraditional family member. Occupant had moved into the apartment in 2015 as tenant's...

Rent-Controlled Tenant's Former Spouse Gets Apartment

February 13, 2020    

Tenant asked the DHCR to rule on whether she was a rent-controlled tenant. Tenant claimed that she had succession rights from prior rent-controlled tenant. The DRA ruled for tenant. She moved into the apartment prior...

Occupant Had Family-Type Relationship with Tenant

November 21, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died. The occupant claimed that he had a family-member relationship with tenant. The trial court ruled for the occupant, finding he had...

Tenant's Girlfriend Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

October 28, 2019    

Apartment occupant claimed to the DHCR that she had succession rights to tenant's rent-stabilized apartment and that landlord refused to give her a renewal lease. The DRA ruled against occupant, finding that she...

Occupant Couldn't Prove Nontraditional Family Member Status

September 24, 2019    

Apartment occupant complained that landlord improperly refused to grant him a rent-stabilized renewal lease. Occupant claimed that he was a nontraditional family member entitled to succession rights after tenant...