Cases Brought by Landlords:
There are two types of cases your landlord can bring against you:
1. Nonpayment cases: The landlord claims you owe rent and is suing to collect the overdue rent and to evict you if you do not or cannot pay it.
2. Holdover cases: The landlord wants you evicted for reasons other than nonpayment of rent.
Cases Brought by Tenants:
There are three main types of cases you can bring against your landlord:
1. Illegal Eviction proceedings:
You ask the court to order your landlord or roommate to let you move back into your apartment after you have been illegally evicted
2. Housing Part (“HP”) proceedings:
You ask the court to order the landlord to make repairs in your apartment or building.
3. 7A proceedings:
One-third or more of the tenants in a building ask the court to take control of the building away from the landlord and give it to a court supervised administrator.