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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...

Nontraditional Family Member Gets Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Apartment

April 22, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died in 2011. Occupant claimed succession rights. The trial court ruled for landlord, finding that occupant didn't establish that she was a...

No Proof Roommate Was in Family-Type Relationship with Tenant

November 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-controlled tenant died. Occupant claimed that he had lived with tenant for 43 years in a nontraditional, spousal, family relationship, and therefore had succession...

Occupant Can't Prove Succession Rights

November 20, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant and apartment occupant after landlord discovered that tenant had moved out of the apartment. The occupant claimed succession rights. The court ruled against occupant, who...

Nontraditional Family Member Gets Rent-Stabilized Apartment

June 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict 87-year-old apartment occupant as a licensee after rent-stabilized tenant died in 2015. Occupant claimed succession rights as a nontraditional family member. The court ruled for occupant after...