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Re: Rent Control

Posted by TenantNet on January 02, 1997 at 21:42:51:

In Reply to: Rent Control posted by Christina on January 02, 1997 at 16:55:13:

: I have been living with my mother all my life (29 yrs.) until she passed away last week. I want to know if I can stay under rent control in this apartment. There was no lease.
: Thanks!

This is a succession issue and we have the NYS succession regulations on our web site.
Generally, immediate family members (mother-daughter is immediate) may
claim succession rights if they lived in the apartment for two years
from the time the rent controlled tenant left or died. If the tenant
was a senior citizen or disabled, I believe it's one year. In some cases,
you will be required to prove you lived there and I would start getting your
proof in line now even though you're probably still in mourning. You may
have to prove your mother was the legal tenant if the original lease (yes, rent
controlled tenants had original leases usuallly) was your mother's
husband. We can put you in touch with attorneys who specialize in
succession issues if you have problems.

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