A Tenantís Guide To The New York City Housing Court
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Housing Court Public Service Projects Committee
and The Civil Court of the City of New York
Fern A. Fisher
Also available as a PDF version
and in Spanish (pdf)
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1: Tenantís Guide Introduction
Chapter 2: Types of Cases (Lawsuits) brought in Housing Court
Section 2A: Non-payment Cases
Section 2B: Holdover Cases
Section 2C: Illegal Lockout Proceedings
Chapter 3: How Legal Papers are "Served"
Chapter 4: Going to Court
Section 4A: What to Bring to Court
Section 4B: What Do I Do When I Go to Court?
Section 4C: Settlements and Stipulations
Section 4D: Trials
Chapter 5: Information on Legal Documents
Section 5A: Notice of Eviction
Section 5B: Order to Show Cause
Chapter 6: How to Handle Housing Repair Problems
Section 6A: How to Request a Housing Inspection
Section 6B: How to Force Your Landlord to Make Repairs
Chapter 7: Additional Legal Support and Reference Guide
Section 7A: How to Be Prepared to Resolve Housing Problems
Section 7B: Where Can I Go for Help?
Section 7C: Glossary of Legal Terms
Section 7D: Housing Court Flow Charts
Section 7E: Addresses and Public Travel Directions
Frequently Asked Questions
- What should I do if I am being sued for failing to pay rent?
- What should I do if I am being sued for a reason other than failing to pay
- How can I force my landlord to make repairs?
- What should I bring with me to court?
- What happens at court?
- What should I answer to a case where I am being sued for not paying?
- What should I answer to a case where I am being sued for a reason other than not paying rent?
- What should I do if my landlord has illegally locked me out of my apartment?
- What should I do if there are many apartments in my building affected by my landlordís failure to make repairs?
- Where can I go for help in legal matters?
- How do I know if I am being sued or evicted?
- How can I get an attorneyís help?
- What do I do if I did not receive my court papers properly?