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Illegal Conversions -- Correction to B.P. Webpage

Posted by Mark Smith on July 04, 2000 at 02:26:19:

In Reply to: Re: oops bad link: Illegal Conversions posted by Anna on July 03, 2000 at 18:36:48:

The final section of the Queens Borough President's webpage on illegal conversions states:

"Eviction: If a landlord has a legal three-family dwelling with a valid registration statement on file, the landlord can evict the tenants by bringing a summary holdover proceeding in Housing Court. Most illegal conversions are in one-family and two-family dwellings, and owners of these "illegal 3+" dwellings do not have the right to use the Housing Court for eviction proceedings. The landlord instead must bring an ejectment action in Civil Court if the taxes assessed on the home are below $25,000. If taxes are over $25,000, the case must be brought in Supreme Court. The entire eviction process takes a minimum of six months."

Actually, an ejectment proceeding must be brought in state Supreme Court if the assessed valuation -- not the taxes -- is $25,000 or more [New York City Civil Court Act, Section 203(j)]. This makes it harder to bring an eviction proceeding in Housing Court than the Borough President's webpage states.

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