Succession

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OVERVIEW

For rent stabilized and rent controlled apartments throughout New York State, a "family member" of the tenant may have the right to a rent stabilized renewal lease or protection from eviction in an apartment under rent control when the tenant dies or permanently leaves the apartment.

Your Rights

  • As a family member you have the right to a renewal lease or protection from eviction if you resided with the tenant as a primary resident in the apartment for two years immediately prior to the death of, or permanent departure from the apartment by the tenant.
     
  • You may also have the right to a renewal lease or protection from eviction if you resided with the tenant from the inception of the tenancy or from the commencement of the relationship.

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