Brooklyn, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: My landlord yesterday came and changed locks threw my belongings in garbage and packed boxes

He had an individual I do not know stay to do this cos had to come and let me in my home after just losing to sisters in 24 hrs he tries to throw me and my stuff and kids on street to pandemic he is a business owner and should no better then to change locks and throw my stuff in a dumpster he just didn't care what can I do

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

A: You can call the police. If you have proof that you live at that property the police should compel the landlord to restore you to possession. In the event the police are not helpful, you may file an emergency OSC with the NYC Housing Court, which has been hearing emergency applications throughout the COVID crisis

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