Queens, NY asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Landlord - Tenant for New York

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.

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

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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