Under rent stabilization, the landlord can deregulate an apartment for his or her personal use or the use of a family member. You have defenses against this because a property owner must still prove that the premises are to be used for the stated purpose. In addition, as a senior citizen, the landlord would be required to find you a similar replacement apartment, at an equivalent rent, in the same neighborhood.
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