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…

Notice of Eviction

Notice of Eviction Tenants guide to NYC housing court A “notice of eviction” is a written notice from a City Marshal that warns you that you and your family can…

Order to Show Cause

An “Order to Show Cause” is a court order telling a person to come to court and show why the orders requested by the other side should not be granted….

Settlements and Stipulations

You and your landlord may reach a settlement to your case in the Resolution Part, in mediation, or even in the Trial Part, with or without the assistance of the…

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York Housing Court Public Service Projects Committee and The Civil Court of the City of New York Fern A. Fisher…