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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...

Common Law Husband Gets Rent-Controlled Apartment

June 26, 2017    

Apartment occupant claimed succession rights in a DHCR complaint after rent-controlled tenant moved out of the apartment. The DRA ruled for occupant and found he was a nontraditional family member. Landlord appealed...

No Proof Roommate Was Nontraditional Family Member

April 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict occupant from apartment after rent-controlled tenant died in 2014. The occupant claimed that he was tenant’s nontraditional family member and entitled to succession rights. The trial...

Friend Who Moved Back in with Tenant Didn't Prove Succession Rights

March 14, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-stabilized tenant died....

No Pass-On Rights for Mitchell-Lama Occupants Who Claimed They Paid Rent

February 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict occupants from Mitchell-Lama apartment after HPD determined that the occupants didn’t have succession rights. The court ruled for landlord. Occupants appealed and lost. Occupants claimed...

Is Occupant Rent-Controlled Tenant’s Nontraditional Family Member?

January 17, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict apartment occupant after rent-controlled tenant died. Occupant claimed succession rights. Landlord asked the court to rule against occupant without a trial. The court refused. Landlord appealed...