Addresses and Public Travel Directions

ADDRESSES AND PUBLIC TRANSIT TRAVEL DIRECTIONS TO NEW YORK CITY HOUSING COURTS Bronx County: 1118 Grand Concourse (at 166th Street) 4 Train to 167th Street; B or D train to…

Glossary of Legal Terms

Abatement A reduction (of rent). ———————————————————————————————————— Adjournment A temporary postponement of the case until a future date. ———————————————————————————————————— Affidavit An affirmed statement made in writing and signed; if sworn, it…

What Do I Do When I Go to Court?

GET TO COURT EARLY! Leave plenty of time to get through security at the entrance of the courthouse. There are free childcare centers located in the Bronx, New York and…

What to Bring to Court

Checklist of Items to Bring With You to Housing Court: __ All court papers and other papers you have received from your landlord. __ Your lease and renewal leases, if…

Holdover Cases

A holdover case is brought by a landlord to evict a tenant or the person in the apartment for reasons other than simple nonpayment of rent. A holdover case is…

Where Can I Go for Help?

To find a lawyer: Lawsuits brought in Housing Court should be taken seriously. Your landlord will probably have the assistance of a lawyer, and you should find a lawyer to…

How Legal Papers are Served

There are only three ways to deliver or “serve” a notice of petition and petition in nonpayment and holdover cases. The notice of termination and the notice to quit usually…