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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...

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...