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Re: Succession Rights

Posted by TenantNet on November 18, 1997 at 08:56:02:

In Reply to: Succession Rights posted by William Porto on November 12, 1997 at 14:34:29:

: I live in a rent-controlled apartment which is currently up for renewal.
: The lease was originally under my father's name and I've been a tenant
: there since the inception of the lease. As far as I know I'm entitled
: to renew the lease under my name. I've notified the landloard that
: I want to switch it to my name (he has yet to respond).
: The question I have is will my rent go up when I do so?

See the succession regs on the web site. RC tenants do not have leases;
they are statutory. (unless there was an original lease 30 years ago).
Also RC units do not come up for "renewal." Maybe you are confusing it
with Rent Stabilization which does have a lease and is renewsed periodically.
If you are immediate family and have lived there two years prior to the
named tenant's leaving or passing (one year if the tenant was disabled or
over 62), then you should have succession rights, and should only
be subject to normal renewal increases. Don't accept any vacancy increases.

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