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Queens Eviction Lawyer
Resolving Landlord Tenant Disputes

At Gordon Legal, P.C., helping small property landlords and rental housing providers resolve landlord tenant disputes is what we do. Whether you have a nonpaying tenant holding over after the monthly tenancy expires, an illegal basement tenant that won’t voluntarily surrender and vacate the premises, guest(s) or relative(s) overstaying their welcome, an uninvited squatter refusing to voluntarily get out of your building, a tenant willfully refusing to pay rent or any other type of landlord tenant dispute, you can count on having an experienced Queens eviction lawyer at Gordon Legal, P.C. work for you.

In the past eight years, our office has represented hundreds of small property landlords and rental housing providers like you. Every landlord tenant case is personally handled by an experienced Queens eviction attorney that understands New York’s highly combative civil housing court and commercial court system. At Gordon Legal, P.C. we know the parts, procedures, process and people in New York’s housing court and commercial court system to effectively and expeditiously resolve your landlord tenant dispute. Whether by negotiation, litigation or trial, we strive to find cost-effective, practical solutions.

The bottom line – If you’re tired of providing free housing to bad tenants and want to get your house back, you have come to the right place. Gordon Legal, P.C. has streamlined the eviction process to remove your nonpaying holdover tenant as efficiently and professionally as possible. We will handle the eviction process for you from start to finish. From the initial consultation, through court, to the city marshal, to the scheduled eviction, your Queens eviction lawyer will keep you informed every step of the way. We are here to help you resolve your landlord tenant dispute.

At Gordon Legal, we:

  • Prepare all the legal paperwork for service of process.
  • File your case at the court clerk’s office.
  • Appear in court on your behalf.
  • Prepare all paperwork for the day of housing court.
  • Present and try your case before the court.
  • Prepare your supporting warrant documents.
  • Retain a city marshal for you to get your warrant and schedule an eviction.
  • Communicate with you at every step.

Our rental housing provider clients receive practical legal counseling and representation from a highly skilled and battle tested Queens eviction lawyer at every phase of the summary eviction proceeding process. This includes drafting and preparing all the legal paper work for service of process such as 3-day and 5-day rent demands, 10-day notices to cure, 30-day termination notices. As well as drafting petitions, ensuring proper service to tenants, occupants, licenses and squatters, negotiating stipulations of settlement, requesting hearings and trials without delay. Obtaining judgments and issuance of warrants, arguing in opposition to orders to show cause that delay and stay evictions and finally retaining city marshals on behalf of landlords to serve a notices of eviction, schedule eviction dates and ultimately conduct evictions.

When it comes to Queens, New York eviction proceedings, not all attorneys are created equal. As one of New York’s foremost authorities on landlord tenant disputes and summary eviction proceedings, Gordon Legal has been inserted into thousands of housing court actions and commercial litigation cases as attorney of record and as a highly sought after of counsel landlord tenant litigator for New York’s top tier landlord tenant law firms and real estate law firms.

Our number one priority is to ensure that all the highly technical documentation is prepared correctly, unforgiving deadlines are met, and that you get the best advocacy in court. New York Small Property Landlords and rental housing providers face the toughest headwinds of tenant protections – while it seems that there are many measures to protect decent well-mannered tenants from bad landlords, there is considerably less effort protecting good landlords from bad nonpaying holdover tenants. That is the domain of Gordon Legal, P.C. Zealous representation and clear, responsive communication with clients is the foundation of our success. By offering exceptional work, along with personal attention, we provide you with comprehensive, cost-effective, practical solutions to handling difficult, nonpayment and holdover cases. We empower you to enforce legal rights to your apartments, homes and properties by providing the tools needed to both prevent and resolve landlord tenant disputes.

We admonish small property landlords and rental housing providers to commence the eviction proceeding process at the first indication of a landlord tenant dispute. Too often, landlords get infected with the insidious disease of wishful thinking and hoping that a problem will resolve itself on its own, when in fact landlord tenant disputes rarely work themselves out so simply. In a perfect world, every tenant you’ll ever have will pay rent on time, take diligent care of your property and not engage in illegal activities. In a perfect world, you will never have to evict your tenant. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Please do not wait until the situation worsens and risk damage to your property, enlarging nuisances, losing months of rent, and all manner of other consequences to your rental business – take proactive action with Gordon Legal.

The two most common types of landlord-initiated legal actions are Non-payments cases and holdover eviction cases. Unlike a holdover eviction case, a non-payment case is brought by the landlord to collect unpaid rent to maintain and continue the Landlord tenant relationship.

The Summary Nonpayment Proceeding process generally involves serving your tenant a rent demand also known as the “3 or 5 Day Notice”. Once the tenant defaults on the rent demand, a petition is filed with the court and served upon tenant summoning the tenant to court to file and serve an answer. The landlord tenant clerk will then assign a court date, the landlord appears in court to get paid the rent owed. The tenant may be evicted for unpaid rent if the tenant does not or cannot pay the money. A holdover case is brought by the landlord to evict a tenant for other reasons besides non-payment of rent. When tenant holdovers, in other words refuses to leave after their tenancy expires, or violates other substantial lease provisions, landlords can take corrective actions up to and including an eviction. This is effectuated pursuant to a New York City housing court order known as a judgment of possession and enforced with an issuance of a warrant of eviction.

The most common reasons for small property landlords and rental housing providers to start holdover evictions are Lease Expiration holdovers, Monthly-To-Month Termination Holdovers Squatter Holdovers, Licensee Holdovers, Illegal Sublets Holdovers, Non-Primary Residence Holdovers, Nuisance Holdovers, Chronic Non-Payment Holdovers, Failure to Provide Access Holdovers, Pet Holdovers, and Substantial Lease Violation Holdovers. The Holdover Eviction process generally involves serving your tenant a termination notice followed by summoning your tenant to court with a notice of petition and petition with an assigned court date and time, the Landlord appearing in court, getting a court order issuing a judgment of possession, retaining a city marshal to obtain the issuance of a warrant and to serve a notice of eviction. But landlord tenant law, like so many other areas of law, demands a meticulous attention to detail to ensure there are no procedural missteps. That’s why we always advise seeking the advice and counsel of an experienced local Queens eviction lawyer prior to starting an eviction case.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
From my very first contact with Steve, it was clear I was in highly capable hands. My landlord against tenant case was handled expertly at every step with professionalism. Steve handled my case in a very professional and competent manner. His extensive knowledge and advice regarding the law and negotiations with the opposing party were clear and effective and it is clear that he is a expert in the field. I felt my options were clearly explained and he made sure I understood the process. I would highly recommend his services. Amy
★★★★★
Landlord-Tenant is a small portion of my practice; usually cases are taken on only as an accommodation to a client. Working with Mr. Gordon has allowed me to take on cases which would ordinarily be time/cost inefficient. This assists me in my goal of being the “go-to” person for legal advice to my clients. His knowledge of Landlord-Tenant law allows me to feel confident in allowing him to handle my appearances. Mr. Gordon is fair and trustworthy. I would recommend him and his services. Victor
★★★★★
It is my distinct honor and pleasure to write this testimonial for Steven Gordon, Esq. As an attorney who does not normally practice in the housing courts, I found myself with an important client who needed sophisticated help with a landlord/tenant matter. I brought Steven in on the case and he immediately demonstrated a tremendous depth and breadth of knowledge and experience. He was a tenacious advocate for my client and helped resolve the matter fast and cost efficiently. I would recommend Steven to any attorney looking for assistance with a housing court matter. Gregg
★★★★★
Mr Gordon was fantastic in helping us collect our money. He was patient and walked us through the entire process, explaining clearly what would happen and how long the process would take. Any questions or concerns we had were responded to in a timely manner. We would certainly utilize his services in the future if needed. Scott
★★★★★
Mr. Gordon was respondent to any court paper work and was very familiar with the process. He won the case for us to have a tenant evicted who stopped paying his rent. Eric
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