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The New York State Real Property and Proceedings Law has many procedural safeguards to protect tenants. If a landlord locks out a nonpaying tenant, then that landlord could be subject to both compensatory and punitive damages!
Making things worse, Article 7 of the New York State Real Property and Proceedings Law has strict language and service requirements for both the Three-Day Notice and the Notice of Petition and Petition. Landlords have mortgages and taxes on their properties too, and should've have to spend any extra time with a nonpaying tenant who tried to elicit sympathy that may or may not be deserved.
Therefore, landlords should consult with an attorney to make sure that all documents are drafted with the precision and detail needed to hold up in court. Even the service of the papers must be done in a very particular way. One wrong step could defeat an entire application for eviction. As your Mahopac eviction lawyer and Mahopac landlord/tenant lawyer, I help landlords and tenants alike navigate the process, protecting their rights.
The Law Office of Jonathan Victor PLLC can help with the eviction process, and collection on any judgment awarded for back rent. For landlords and tenants alike, your Mahopac lawyer can help review leases, and represent tenants regarding maintenance, security deposit, and damages issues, preventing litigation in the future. Call (914) 263-9779 for a free consultation.