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tenant/title lease and a vindictive 3rd party

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What is the name of your state?NEW YORK
as of january:my situation is in regards to the rochdale village co-op in queens, new york, one of the three major co-ops part of ny's mitchell-lama laws. my mother moved in in 1978 and up until 1997 we lived there until we moved to a new, private house in long island. however, for these 7.5 years she has let of whom now is a former friend of many decades live in the apt. and i guess "illegally sublet". one would think he would be grateful for taking him out of his previous situation. soon enough he had let his partner move in; they both got greedy and ahead of themselves and contacted the management office seeking equity and ownership of the apartment (an action he should have never taken being that the apartment was never his in any fashion), and thus, the beginning of management's investigations. a few years ago there was a court case, and last month there was another hearing, and it went sucessfully. this former friend after many bad situations he's put us through has finally moved out, but during that last hearing she had to "claim she was moving out" in order for things to sound logical for her defense, and so she said in court that she was going to officially move out in march '05 and give the apartment back to rochdale unless she "decides to transfer to her daughter", and the rochdale lawyer complied. since i was a baby (1983) my mother has always had me listed as secondary on the affidavits; now that this person is out, and i'm 21, we thought it'd be a nice idea to have a place of my own in addition to the original parking space that otherwise i'd have to wait on a list for for a few years, however i don't have complete proof of residence (driver's license @ that address, etc)...
...everytime my mother sets an appointment with the lady in charge of this department in the management office, she gets a different answer; first it was proof of minimum income requirement of $21, 000, then it was proof of relation, ie. birth certificate, and then as of yesterday it is proof that my mother is officially moving out to a specific place....
...this woman adds on something new each time. is this legally applicable because she is in charge? are these the right processes she's speaking of to begin with? is there any other person to speak to or form to fill out?? i'd really like to go through with this process.

as of today, february 2nd:...and now apparently this 3rd person contacts my mother today saying he wrote a letter to rochdale saying we don't live there, and he's the only one that's paid rent, we paid him to move out {what??!!} etc etc and of course when my mother contacts rochdales lawyer today they say that the apartment has to be vacated???? THEN the man from the legal dept. would not tell my mother the "reason" to vacate as well as REFUSING to send any paperwork, which is highly unprofessional and odd if he's supposed to know what he's talking about in the first place. he was content with the fact that he is taking the word of one party over the other {3rd party over 1st} and he even added his opinion of my mother wanting to take this to court by adding that we "won't win"...is this at ALL LEGAL being that as a vindictive 3rd party who is never satisfied with each level of evil he does actually ended my chances of my mother transferring the title to me?? and what about the continued removal of his STUFF and the millions of colors of paint ALL OVER ALL OF THE WALLS, he obviously is not gonna come back to fix it even though he continues to get mail from the mailbox even though allegedly he moved to Yonkers which is farrrrrr awwayyyy, this is money month coming out of OUR pockets in addition to the rent paid on an apt that neither one of us is living in??? ANY advice would be appreciated...
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