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…

How to Request a Housing Inspection

If you have problems in your apartment or building, even before there is a court case, you can call 311 and request a housing inspection. If an inspection is made,…

Illegal Lockout Proceedings

In most situations, a landlord may not attempt to evict a tenant without first bringing the tenant to court and obtaining a judgment of possession and a warrant of eviction….

Tenants guide Introduction

Neighborhood stabilization services include landlord/tenant counseling, graffiti cleaning and monitoring problem buildings.

Non-payment Cases

A nonpayment case is brought by a landlord to collect unpaid rent. A tenant may be evicted for non-payment of rent. Before you can be sued, the landlord or someone…