Sublet: The temporary transfer of a tenant's legal interest (the lease) in a NY property to another person. A tenant who sublets a NY apartment to another person is the prime tenant. The person to whom the apartment is sublet is the subtenant/sublessee. In a sublet situation, the prime tenant must abide by the rent stabilization rules that govern the building owner.
Assignments: The transfer of a tenant's legal interest (the lease) in a NY property to another person. A lease assignment conveys to another person all of the tenant's rights, whereas a sublet contemplates a temporary absence by the prime tenant with full intent to return to the NY apartment.
Occupancy: Under rent stabilization a person, other than a tenant or a member of a tenant's immediate family, occupying a premises with the consent of the tenant. Such person shall not be considered a tenant for the purposes of the Rent Stabilization Code pertaining to NY apartments.
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