New York, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: Brother in law was caught with a washer in my apartment which is not allowed. Does that mean automatic eviction?

My brother in law is on section 8 and lives in apartment that does not allow washing machines but was just recently caught with one He lives in NY does that mean automatic eviction?

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Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Don't panic. First, due to the Covid-19 crisis there is currently a moratorium on evictions until August 20, 2020. Second, evictions require a judicial process that affords tenants a number of protections and your brother-in-law is likely entitled to an opportunity to cure.

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