West Monroe, NY asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: I want to know what law and rules the new owner of the property has to follow to evict me. I think he is breaking laws.

He claims he mailed papers but I have not received them. Tonight he was supposed to serve papers, he claimed they were the second round. He wanted to bring them to me at 8pm on a Thursday night. I work 7am-4pm and I do not get home until 530 with picking my daughter up from daycare. He has not served anything before this. The new owner bought this property at the tax auction. My former landlord did not pay her taxes.

1 Lawyer Answer
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You obviously know about the case. While the court will undo any defaults, etc., from lack of service, you should ask for the papers again, or go to the clerk to get them, and not ignore this. Playing the service issue might work, but also might not.

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