5 Steps to Delay or Stop an Eviction After the Eviction Moratorium in New York
1) Read the Notice: Do not ignore any legal papers, including any eviction notices that you receive regardless of whether the papers were mailed to you and/or served upon you;
2) Check the Notice for a Time Frame and/or Date: The Notice will list the type of notice, i.e. Marshal’s Notice and the time frame involved in the Notice;
3) Contact the Marshal’s Office: Call the Marshal’s Office listed on your papers to find out whether there is a scheduled eviction date and jot down the name of the person providing you with this information;
4) Contact the Housing Court: Contact the housing court listed on your papers to find out whether you must appear in person or by remote. If you have to appear in court, find out from court staff whether you can file a response, i.e. an Order to Show Cause in person or online using the Court’s New York State Electronic Filing System;
5) Contact a landlord and tenant attorney immediately: Contact an eviction attorney to discuss your legal options to delay or stop your eviction. You can also inquire whether an attorney conducts in-person or virtual consultations and learn about the safety protocols of the attorney’s law office in light of the ongoing pandemic.
To learn more about the steps you need to take to delay and/or stop your eviction, contact the Law Office of Tamara I. Jordan P.L.L.C. The Law Office of Tamara I. Jordan P.L.L.C. handles Landlord and Tenant cases in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.