Q: How to properly evict a tenant who has lived on my property 10 years
I would like to evict my tenant because I don't not want to renew her lease and my daughter is having a baby and I want her to stay in the apartment I have downstairs. I own a 2 family home.
In an ideal world you would speak with your tenant and things would move forward cooperatively. However, that frequently does not work out. Therefore, landlords are required to serve a 90 Day Notice of Termination on a long term tenant before commencing a holdover proceeding in Housing Court to recover possession from a tenant that does not voluntarily vacate.
If you own the house in an individual and not a corporate capacity, you are not required to retain an attorney for this process. However, moving forward without an attorney is definitely not a good idea as you are held to the same legal standard as those parties in Housing Court with attorneys and even a small mistake at an initial phase of a Housing Court case can result in the dismissal of the case months down the road.
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