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Marshal Eviction Notice and Emergency Order to Show Cause

Anthony found an eviction notice taped on his door and he believes that he has a few days to respond, but he just learned today that his eviction is scheduled for tomorrow. What should Anthony do? ...
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What is Article 81 Guardianship in New York?

Not all individuals that require legal guardianship are children or teenagers, as the concept seems to indicate. In many instances, guardianship involves one adult gaining responsibility to a varying ...
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Hoarders

Thomas, 72 years old, lives in a rent-stabilized apartment. Thomas' neighbors complained to the landlord about the foul order emanating from Thomas' apartment. Thomas appears malnourished, he ...
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The New "Elderly" Care

Rose tells Senior Care Nursing Home that her "Aunt" Sally is a patient at their facility, she is Sally's closest living relative, and she would like to relocate Sally to Texas to live ...
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How Can a Holdover Case Be Used to Evict a Rent-Compliant Tenant?

One of your many rights as a landlord includes your right to evict a tenant. While most of the time a nonpayment dispute will be the source of your reasoning behind wanting to evict someone, such ...
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The Welcome Mat Part 3: From Rags to Riches

Bob has six months remaining on his lease with his landlord and he lives in a one bedroom apartment. Bob gets an email from his old college buddy, Dave, stating that he is starting a new job in New ...
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Understanding Guardianship

Guardianship is not a commonly touched-upon legal subject. Often times, people are faced in urgent situations where guardianship is their only option in ensuring that their loved ones ' personal ...
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To Evict or Not to Evict - I Am Getting a Tax Refund

Billy keeps hearing from Lucy that she is going to pay him at the end of the month. Well three months have passed and Billy keeps hearing the same excuse. This month, Lucy told Billy she has great ...
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The Marshals Are Coming - The Eviction Notice

Greg has been on vacation in Hawaii for two weeks and his neighbor Sam has been picking up Greg's mail. Greg returned home last night to find a 72 hour eviction notice on his door. Greg is current ...
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The Switch Game - Lights On, Lights Off

Tom has been threatening to turn off Sally, his tenants' electricity for weeks due to her nonpayment of rent. Tom decided to take matters into his own hands today and he shut off Sally's ...
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How long does it take to evict a tenant in NYC?

If you are a New York City landlord that wants to evict a tenant, then you may be wondering how long the eviction process will take. Obviously, each case is different and will depend on the judge, but ...
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What should I do if a tenant is not paying me rent?

If a tenant is not paying their rent, then you may be able to file for a nonpayment case, which will sue the tenant for the rent. You can also request that the court evicts the tenant for lack of ...
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When should a landlord hire an attorney?

As a landlord, you want to protect your business from any claims that will decrease profitability. Disputes with tenants can incur unforeseen costs and penalties. In certain situations, landlords ...
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Can I Sue My Landlord?

Under New York law, tenants have certain rights that should be upheld and landlords hold certain responsibilities that must be met. When landlords violate these civil rights or fail to fulfill their ...
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Tenant's Rights: To Repair or Not Repair: Can I sue my landlord for failing to make repairs to my apartment?

The landlord is required to make necessary repairs under the law. Under the Warranty of Habitability, the landlord is required to maintain the tenant’s apartment is a safe and habitable ...
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Legal Stories: Part 2: The Welcome Mat: When Good turns to Ugly

A common problem: You are considering different ways to earn extra income, especially in today’s economy. Amazingly enough, your friend tells you that her friend Joe is currently looking for a ...
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Landlord's Crisis: Where is my money?

Your tenant is two months behind rent and he keeps telling you that he is going to send the money in the mail. You keeping waiting and you receive no response. In order to save money, you decide to ...
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The Legal Agreement: Broken Promises

Here is the scenario: You have six months remaining on the lease, you found a better place to live, and you ask the management company if you can move out of your apartment before the end of your ...
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Succession Rights: 101: What are succession rights?

A succession right is a person who has a right to become the tenant of record after the prior tenant of record either permanently leaves the apartment or dies. The law permits persons to claim ...
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Succession Rights: No place like home

The common scenario: You have a rent-stabilized apartment in Manhattan. You travel frequently throughout the year on business; sometimes you are gone for several weeks. However, you call your ...
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Illegal Apartments and Single-Room Occupancy (SROs)

Many landlords are constantly trying to get the best bang for their buck and utilize the available space that they have to the best of their ability. This is usually the case when close friends or ...
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NY Renters Denied Housing Due to Criminal History

In the state of New York and all throughout the United States there are hundreds of thousands of people being denied public housing because they have a previous criminal conviction on their record. ...
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Possible Restitution for NY Tenants Effected by Hurricane Sandy

Since the Hurricane Sandy Superstorm hit, many New York tenants are now asking themselves in they should still pay their rent. In total, more than eight million people in New York lost power to their ...
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Legal Stories Part 1: The Welcome Mat, Day 1 Turns Into Day 30

Here is the scenario: Your friend calls you telling you that she is coming to New York for a couple of days. You tell her, no problem, she is welcome to stay at your place. “Mi Casa es su ...
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NYC Woman Evicted Because of Cancer

A New York woman has filed a discrimination lawsuit against her former landlord on the grounds that she was evicted because of her cancer. H.K. stated that she has spent two years in and out of ...
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