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Aggressive New York Eviction Attorneys Battle for Tenants

Experienced lawyers assist clients threatened with removal from their homes

Strong laws exist to protect New York tenants who are facing possible eviction. In their haste to remove families from their homes, landlords frequently violate these rules, but the experienced attorneys at Goldberg & Lindenberg, P.C. can help you fight back. We help New York City tenants understand their rights and take aggressive action against landlords who cut corners during the removal process. Don’t let yourself be forced out of your home because of a property owner’s mistake or improper action. Our firm is ready and able to fight back on your behalf.

When a landlord might send a notice of eviction without cause

Rapid changes in the residential housing market, a desire to turn over a rent regulated apartment or an effort to secure a place for a friend or family member might lead a landlord to send a notice of eviction that lacks proper cause. You cannot be removed from your residence against your will simply based on your landlord’s request. The owner of the property where you live must first petition for and receive a judgment of possession from the court. As experienced tenant advocates, our attorneys fight meritless evictions and work to hold landlords accountable when they break the rules.

What are the rights of the tenant facing eviction?

Even if you’ve received a notice of eviction from a marshal, you still have rights and a short time to reverse the process. Landlords are not legally authorized to change the locks on your apartment, only a sheriff or marshal can do that. Some tenants are not even aware that a default judgment has been entered against them in an eviction proceeding and might not have had the chance to explain to the court that conditions were not livable or that the alleged lease violation did not occur. Whatever led to your receiving a petition notice, we are ready to defend you and pursue a resolution that lets you remain in your home.

When can a tenant get evicted?

There are certain grounds that a landlord can cite in order to secure a judgment of possession from the court. Most commonly, eviction proceedings stem from situations where the tenant has allegedly failed to pay the rent required under the lease. In these cases, the landlord must first present a demand that gives the tenant 14 days to pay what they owe before starting the legal eviction process. When a landlord accuses a tenant of another type of lease violation, the landlord is required to provide notice of the violation and to allow 10 days for the tenant to remedy the violation. If the problem is not cured, the landlord can issue a notice of termination that gives the resident 30 days to leave their home. Many purported lease violations are not legitimate and are only brought because the landlord seeks to force the renter out of their building for some reason. We can counter phony claims and battle to stop unwarranted eviction proceedings.

Evictions of public housing residents and recipients of Section 8 benefits

Residents of housing projects and tenants who receive Section 8 funds to help pay for an apartment in a privately-owned building might face eviction if they are accused of breaking the terms of their lease agreement. Criminal behavior or illegal drug use are often cited as reasons for the removal of individuals from public housing and the termination of Section 8 benefits. Regardless of the particular alleged violation, you do have the right to an informal hearing where you can present your side of the story. If you have been notified of a looming eviction, it’s critical to speak with a qualified lawyer promptly.

Contact a proven New York City lawyer for a free consultation if you’re facing eviction

Goldberg & Lindenberg, P.C. in Manhattan advocates on behalf of New York tenants who have been threatened with eviction. Please call 212-921-1600 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation about your legal options.