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Holdovers

When tenant holdovers, in other words refuses to leave after their monthly tenancy expires, or violates other 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 insurance of a warrant of eviction.

The Summary Eviction Holdover process generally involves serving your tenant a termination notice followed by summoning your tenant to court with notice of petition and petition with an assigned court date and time, appearing in court, getting a court order issuing a judgment of possession, retaining a city marshal to obtain an 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.

For more than eight years, Gordon Legal’s experienced Queens Evictions Lawyer has provided counseling and representation to rental housing provides throughout every phase of the New York housing court summary 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 notices of petitions and petitions, ensuring proper service to tenants, occupants, licenses and squatters, negotiating stipulations of settlement, requesting hearings and trials without delay, obtaining judgements, obtaining issuance of warrants, arguing in opposition to orders to show cause to 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 summary eviction proceedings, not all attorneys are created equal. As one of New York City’s foremost authorities on landlord-tenant disputes, Gordon Legal has been inserted into hundreds of housing court actions. We can ensure that all the highly technical documentation is prepared correctly, unforgiving deadlines are met, and that you get the best advocacy in court. Small Property Landlords and Homeowner Rental property owners face the headwinds of tenant protections – while it seems that there are many measures to protect tenants from bad landlords, there is considerably less effort protecting good landlords from bad 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 clients with comprehensive, cost-effective, practical solutions to nonpayment and holdover eviction proceedings.

Our primary objective is to empower our clients to enforce legal rights to their apartments, homes and properties by providing the tools needed to both prevent and resolve landlord tenant disputes. We admonish small property landlords and homeowners to commence the summary eviction proceeding process at the first indication of a lease dispute. Too often, rental housing providers get infected with the insidious disease of wishful thinking and hoping that a problem will resolve itself on its own, when in fact 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 home rental business – take proactive action with Gordon Legal.

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
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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