The Eviction Process in New York

Whether you are a landlord who wants to complete an eviction or a tenant trying to avoid eviction, it is critical to understand your legal rights and obligations. New York law provides for summary proceedings in eviction matters, which can mean an appearance in the local justice court and a judgment within just days under certain circumstances.

Attorneys Who Know Eviction Laws and Will Explain Your Options

At J&G Law, LLP in New York, our attorneys have comprehensive knowledge of landlord-tenant law, eviction procedures and viable defenses. We have handled many complex residential and commercial property matters on behalf of clients on both sides of this equation, including:

  • Assessment of all aspects of potential or in-process evictions in view of statutory requirements, delivery of an eviction notice and more
  • Pursuit of or defense against a rapid summary judgment that may award the landlord possession of the property and yield a warrant for the sheriff to effect the eviction in cases involving nonpayment of rent or a “holdover” tenant
  • Aggressive targeting of financial judgments to collect unpaid back rent or other obligations
  • Handling all aspects of foreclosure proceedings in our clients’ best interests, including seeking a writ of assistance enabling a buyer at a foreclosure sale to take possession when applicable
  • Providing eviction defense counsel and representation that may include assessment of whether filing bankruptcy or some other action may accomplish our client’s goals

Landlord and Tenant Representation Driven by Client Goals

Our full-service legal team is prepared to respond quickly to your concerns, review all relevant documentation and provide practical, dependable counsel on your eviction matter. Our approach will be driven by your goals — which may well center on finding a negotiated solution to financial differences rather than resolving your problem in court. Concerns about eviction often arise prior to or following a major real estate transaction such as a property sale or foreclosure. Many situations call for careful review of the lease agreement or other relevant documents to clarify both parties’ rights. As either a landlord or a tenant, you may have pivotal business or personal interests on the line. To consult a lawyer focused on offering practical guidance and achieving your goals as cost-effectively as possible, please call 845-764-9656 (toll free at 866-303-9595) today or contact us online.