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Re: Family Member Rent Control Apartment

Posted by TenantNet on April 07, 1997 at 18:41:01:

In Reply to: Family Member Rent Control Apartment posted by Nathan Judge on April 07, 1997 at 16:19:27:

: My Great-Grandmother has decided to vacate her rent-controlled apartment
: after living in it for 45+ years. I have lived in NYC for approximately
: one year at another residence near her locality. During this time, I did
: not support her in any way, either financially or physically (she's a
: tremendous lady), nor did I live with her. I am interested in retaining
: the apartment, but the landlord has denied me any rights to it.
: I am interested in any rights I have to the apartment and to either the old
: or a new lease.
: Please help me answer this question.

For a family pass-along, the relationship must be on the list of
immediate family members (I don't think great grandmother is defined
as immediate family member whereas a grandmother would be). You also
have to live in the unit for normally 2 years but I think it's one
year if the vacating tenant is over 62. You could establish
family member status (for purposes of succession regs) based on a
number of criteria, but even with that you still must live there
to qualify. Look for the succession regs on the web site and
particularly the part that applies to Rent Control. Based on what
you told me, I don't think you qualify, but if you move in for
one or two years (while she is still there) and take other measures
(such as economic interdependence -- see the regs), you might be able
to do something.

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