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Cooperatives > Deceased Shareholder

  • By: Stephen Lasser, The New York Cooperator
  • Published: November 24, 2015

Q. This is a very common age-old question in a cooperative. What are my rights for inheriting a co-op apartment if the unit owner unfortunately dies? If a unit owner is deceased and the property is turned over to the estate, what are rights of a relative, for example, let's say the apartment owner’s siblings, to allow them to move…Read More

  • By: Stephen Lasser, Article
  • Published: January 24, 2010

Q: “If a unit owner is deceased, what are the inheritance rights of a relative, for example, let's say, siblings, to moving in and taking possession of an apartment?” A: “There are several issues that have to be examined to determine who succeeds to the rights of a free market cooperative apartment,” says Stephen M. Lasser, an attorney shareholder in…Read More