Housing Court Attorneys

On March 11, 2014, in Landlord-Tenant, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

Role of Housing Court Attorneys

Court Attorneys in Landlord Tenant Proceedings

Court Attorneys play a significant role in landlord tenant proceedings where the Respondent is not represented by counsel.  In the interest of judicial economy, landlord tenant cases are only sent before the judge for conference after settlement options have been exhausted.  The Court effectuates this by requiring all eviction cases with pro se litigants to conference the facts of their case with the Court Attorney.

It is important to understand that the court attorney has no authority to make a ruling in a landlord tenant case or force any party to agree to terms that they find to be unsatisfactory.  Every litigant is still entitled to their opportunity to be heard by the presiding judge.  If an agreement is not reached after conference with the court attorney, the case will ultimately be sent to trial.

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Buying Property with Existing Tenants

On February 21, 2013, in Landlord-Tenant, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

Purchasing Occupied vs. Purchasing Vacant

Should I buy a house that already has tenants?

Maybe.

We have represented many Landlords who have purchased homes with existing tenants. In our experience, this has not always gone well for the new Landlord. Many of the new Landlords have ended up starting an eviction action against the existing tenants shortly after the closing.

However, many of our clients are real estate investors and have factored into the purchase price the cost associated with an eviction. In fact, many have weighed these factors well in advance of buying the property and actually end up getting a “better” deal because of the existing tenants. They normally won’t buy the property with existing tenants unless they are getting a very good deal.

Personally, I like to find my own tenants. However, as stated, there can be advantages to buying a property with existing tenants (e.g. instant rental income, lower purchase price, instant occupancy for security purposes).

Therefore, you need to carefully consider many different factors before you decide to purchase a home with existing tenants.

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Deciding between a Holdover and Nonpayment Petition

On January 5, 2012, in Landlord-Tenant, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

Holdover vs. Nonpayment Evictions

Deciding between holdover and nonpayment evictions.

Recently, we have had several situations arise where clients had to determine whether they would bring a Holdover vs. Nonpayment eviction against the tenant.  Now it is true that in most situations, there is really no choice.  The facts of the specific case dictate that there is only one option available.  It is not correct however to assume that there are never situations where a choice exists.  The final decision needs to be the result of strategic planning between attorney and client.

The one constant that must be taken into account when determining which type of action you will ultimately bring is the desired outcome.  The attorney’s job is to take the specific facts of the case and develop the plan to achieve the desired outcome.  Together, the attorney client team decides on the type of action to bring.   Together, they have taken into consideration the ultimate goals of the landlord, the governing laws, the trends of the court rulings, and the facts of the case.

As always, if you are having trouble deciding which type of action to bring, call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at (516) 858-2620!

Rent Stabilized Evictions

On December 5, 2011, in Landlord-Tenant, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

Rent Stabilized Evictions

Recently there have been many questions regarding rent stabilized evictions.  There are special procedures that need to be followed in rent stabilized evictions.   The lease and notice requirements are just a few of the issues that differ with these special types of evictions.   Courts are definitely strict about protecting the rights of these types of tenants as well.  So it is extra important to dot all of your “i’s” and cross all of your “t’s.”  There also seems to be a lack of clarity on how to destabilize a unit, or when a unit becomes destabilized.

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