Woman's Partner Wins Bid to Succeed in Apartment
New York Law Journal
February 13, 2015
An appellate court ruled Tuesday that a deceased woman's partner and longtime roommate should be entitled to succeed her in a rent-controlled apartment, saying that their "modest" intermingling of finances does not negate their "family-like" relationship.
Writing in WSC Riverside Drive Owners LLC v. Williams, 571144/12, the Appellate Division, First Department, reversed a 2013 opinion by the Appellate Term, First Department, that effectively granted a landlord's holdover petition denying Oliver Williams' succession into a rent-controlled apartment leased by Judy Singer.
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