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Right to Deceased’s Estate

  • 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 the Manhattan office of the law firm Stark & Stark. “The first step is examining the deceased owner’s stock certificate to determine if anyone else has an ownership interest in the stock (and appurtenant proprietary lease). Download PDF

About the Author Stephen M. Lasser is the managing partner of Lasser Law Group. He has
focused his practice on real estate as both a litigator and a transactional
attorney for approximately 20 years. Read More