Q: What shall I do?
I am considering to take a legal action against my tenants on 1st floor in my rental house (legal 2-family) due to tenants behaviors as follows:
- Repeatedly using my private garage without my permission;
- Repeatedly opening my private letters, and sealed them back;
- Repeatedly slandering me; and
- Tenant on the second floor complained that her family's human rights were violated by tenants on the 1st floor.
A: If your tenants do not have the protection of an unexpired current lease and are not rent regulated, you may commence a holdover proceeding to recover possession of the apartment. Strongly recommend retaining an experienced landlord/tenant attorney to assist you with the process.
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