Category: Landlord-Tenant

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Wrongful Eviction Action

Wrongful Evictions in New York A wrongful eviction action is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as “a lawsuit brought by a former tenant or possessor of real property against one who has put the plaintiff out of possession, alleging that the eviction was illegal.” A wrongful eviction action can result in the plaintiff/former occupant being […]


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Enforcing a Money Judgment

Landlords, as well as any civil plaintiffs, are often faced with the realization that there is a significant difference between obtaining a money judgment and actually collecting the judgment from the Tenant or defendant. In order to enforce a judgment, certain information is pertinent. If the means of enforcement will be an income execution, the […]


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Interesting Legal Procedure Decision

Legal Procedure Decision In Roseman v. Baranowski, 2014 NY Slip Op. 05635, the Second Department allowed Plaintiff leave to amend the summons and complaint in order to add a doctor as a defendant after EBT’s (depositions) were conducted.  Plaintiff’s reason to add the doctor was that the doctor was “united in interest” with the original […]


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Lawline.com Faculty Member

Lawline.com Faculty Member I would like to thank Lawline.com for the opportunity to teach a couple of courses focusing on Landlord Tenant and Foreclosure Defense.  Anybody who wants to view the courses can click the link below: lawline.com – John A. Weber IV, Esq.


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Landlord Liability

Landlord Liability In a recent case involving landlord liability, Brathwaite v. New York City Hous. Auth., 2012 NY Slip Op 1422 – NY: Appellate Div., 2nd Dept. 2012, the Court ruled that The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) was not liable for injuries the plaintiff sustained when he was assaulted inside the apartment of […]


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Tenants and Foreclosure

Many tenants are finding out that the property they are renting has been foreclosed on. As I stated in an earlier post, NY foreclosure law now requires that tenants residing in foreclosed properties receive written notification of the change in ownership of the property. The law also requires that the tenant be allowed to remain […]


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