Landlord v. Tenant: December 2017
Passing on Apartments
No Proof Roommate Was in Family-Type Relationship with Tenant
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 rights. The court ruled for landlord after a trial. Occupant failed to prove he had an emotional or financial commitment and interdependence with tenant.