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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 Administrative Judge February 2006

Chapter 1: Tenant’s Guide Introduction

Chapter 2: Types of Cases (Lawsuits) brought in Housing Court

Section 2A: Non-payment Cases

Section 2B: Holdover Cases

Section 2C: Illegal Lockout Proceedings

Chapter 3: How Legal Papers are “Served”

Chapter 4: Going to Court

Section 4A: What to Bring to Court

Section 4B: What Do I Do When I Go to Court?

Section 4C: Settlements and Stipulations

Section 4D: Trials

Chapter 5: Information on Legal Documents

Section 5A: Notice of Eviction

Section 5B: Order to Show Cause

Chapter 6: How to Handle Housing Repair Problems

Section 6A: How to Request a Housing Inspection

Section 6B: How to Force Your Landlord to Make Repairs

Chapter 7: Additional Legal Support and Reference Guide

Section 7A: How to Be Prepared to Resolve Housing Problems

Section 7B: Where Can I Go for Help?

Section 7C: Glossary of Legal Terms

Section 7D: Housing Court Flow Charts

Section 7E: Addresses and Public Travel Directions




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