Posted by Israel on November 06, 1998 at 20:14:48:
In Reply to: An important question...need help posted by John Foldi on November 06, 1998 at 17:50:11:
Good for this situation too.
For any eviction to happen you must be given proper notice. Right now you are considered a month to month tenant. Get all your rent receipts. Wait for an eviction notice from Housing court and remember that only a housing court Judge can order you out of an apartment. You may receive personal letters from the landlord or their lawyer ordering you to move... Don't be afraid, You must receive a Housing court document called a Hold Over Petition, so that you can schedule a court date and have the Judge hear you side of the story. You may be offered money or time to move out outside of court chambers. DON'T sign anything their lawyer asks you to sign. See the Judge. Even if it is too good to be true, it never is. See the Judge and with both sides of the story the Judge will negotiate with you how much time you need to find a new place and move. Plus you can also extend that time with an Order to Show Cause which is explained in this site. But my best advice of them all is Never go to Housing Court alone. Either go with an Attorney or with a friend. Lawyers can be very intimidating and persuasive.
At this time get the Tenant Rights handbook from this site. Claim any repairs now, because they may keep your deposit and claim damages later. Call HPD if the violations are not taken care of fast enough and don't promise anything they can later use against you.
: Me & my fiance rented a upstairs apartment on a 2-family building in the Bronx, NY. The Landlady lives downstairs & we live upstairs. We rented this 2 years ago & now she has told us that she has sold the house to someone else & she thinks that the new owners will want someone they know living where we are instead of us.
: Now the kicker is that we never got a lease at the beginning...we never thought we'd be there that long.
: Now under New York City Law, if the new owners want to boot us out, how long can we refuse to move legally? We want to stay for as long as legally possible so we have more time to look for a new place.
: Mr. J. Foldi
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