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Non-Payment Disputes in New York City

Non-Payment Is Grounds for Eviction

A landlord can only evict a tenant on evidence that certain grounds have been satisfied. Otherwise, he or she can be accused of engaging in housing discrimination against the tenant. Non-payment of rent is one of the most common grounds for eviction in New York City, and whether you have been accused by your landlord of non-payment or if you have a tenant who is not paying you, it is advisable to hire a skilled landlord tenant attorney in NYC who can fight for you. Come to The Law Office of Tamara I. Jordan P.L.L.C., where we treat every client as an individual and are prepared to work diligently to safeguard your personal interests.

How to Evict a Tenant for Not Paying Rent in NY

According to landlord tenant law in New York City, even when a tenant has become delinquent in making the monthly rent payment, the landlord cannot simply kick the tenant out of the apartment. He or she must follow an established legal procedure which may include taking the case to trial if the tenant refuses to vacate the premises.

  1. Make a Rent Demand: The first step is to make a rent demand, which may be delivered either orally or in writing.
  2. Initiate Non-Payment Proceeding: Provided that the demand does not result in payment of the past-due amount, the landlord's next step is to initiate a nonpayment proceeding. This involves bringing the tenant to court with the goal of either recovering the unpaid rent or securing the legal authority to evict.

If the tenant does not answer the summons and appear in court, the landlord may win a default judgment. In the event that the landlord wins the case in court, the judge will award a possessory judgment, which makes it possible for the landlord to legally order the eviction and perhaps even secure the cooperation of law enforcement in forcing the tenant out

Landlord Tenant Lawyer Defending Your Rights in a Non-Payment Dispute

At any stage in the case, the tenant may be able to defeat the landlord's claim of nonpayment by introducing evidence which refutes the claim. It is possible in some cases to negotiate a delay in the eviction so that the tenant can secure the funds to repay the delinquent amount, or to settle on a plan of repayment to catch up on the unpaid amount. Other actions may be effective, such as petitioning for a Yellowstone injunction which will order the landlord to postpone the eviction.

If you have been accused of non-payment, we want to help you clear up the situation so that you can keep your apartment. If you are a landlord and are not being paid, we want to help you clear out the apartment so that you can find a new tenant and stop losing money on the unit. In either case, we know how much is at stake for you and are very good at what we do. Let us put our decade of experience and our exhaustive knowledge of housing law to work for you!

Contact a landlord tenant lawyer in NYC from our firm today to schedule a consultation!

How You Can Benefit From Hiring Us

  • Founding attorney, Tamara I. Jordan, has over 18 years' experience that she utilizes on her clients' behalf.

  • 100% client driven and relentlessly pursues justice for each person that comes to us for help.

  • Won notable victories for countless clients, both through settlement and litigation.