We know that rental property can be a headache or a blessing, depending on how well landlords and tenants co-exist. Like any relationship there are ups and downs. Having clear boundaries, rules, and consequences are key to creating that ideal relationship.
We generally restrict our eviction assistance to eviction for non-payment of rent.
STEP ONE - Three Day Notice:
The three day notice to pay or quit can be mailed via certified return receipt; hand-delivered; or posted on the front door of the rental unit.
STEP TWO - Complaint & Summons:
If the tenant does not pay and does not leave, the next step is to file a Complaint for Eviction in County Court. If there is more than one tenant, each adult tenant must be served.
STEP THREE - Motion for Default or Motion for Hearing:
If the tenant(s) are properly served and fails to answer the complaint; the next step is a motion and order for default. If the tenant answers, then a hearing needs to be scheduled.
STEP FOUR - Take Possession of the Property:
If you have a question about residential eviction, please post your question on our Ask The Members page. We invite anyone who knows the answer to post -- all we ask is that you include your source of information. Nothing on this page,or anywhere on this site is meant to be legal advice, only legal information.
In some cases, we may be able to assist you in taking possession of the property after a judge has signed an eviction order. Once an eviction is contested, only the property owner, property manager, or an attorney may proceed.