As a property owner in New York City, you may at some point be faced with the issue of what to do in the event one of your tenants dies while in legal possession of the apartment.
The natural inclination would be to remove the deceased tenant’s possessions from the apartment and then seek to obtain a new tenant. However, even if the tenant is deceased, the tenant’s estate and distributees have rights. Failure to properly regain legal possession of an apartment can result in a myriad of legal problems for a landlord. Mitofsky Shapiro Neville & Hazen can assist you in the process of dealing both with the Estate and in moving within the Surrogate’s Court so that you can legally have the deceased tenant’s possessions remove and regain legal possession of the apartment.