Q: Does owning and renting out a home in New York State constitute doing business in New York State?
Small claims court will only take cases in which both parties live or do business in that town. Can a tenant sue in small claims court a landlord living in NJ but owning a house in a town in NYS?
A: I would check with the Town Justice Court, but my guess is that if you list the address of the house (owner) and the address in NJ, you will get the case started, and the Landlord will appear
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