*However, this law is not universal. An exception is cases where the landlord alleges that the tenant’s ongoing behavior disturbs other tenants or that the tenant is creating a safety hazard. Also, Upstate the landlords and courts are ignoring these protections all together.
Case Study B
If you have been impacted by COVID financially in any way or if moving would pose a health risk to you or your family, you can delay your eviction or eviction case until at least August 31st!*
Document Your issues
Get your RENT HISTORY from our NYS housing agency, DHCR:
1 – Send a letter/email to the landlord about your issues
2– Apply for a rent reduction for reduced services
a. Individual Apartment
b. Building-wide issues
- 311 is the city’s information hotline.
- They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- If you have any repair issues, calling 311 will keep those complaints on record until they are complete!
Look Up Your Building
Who Owns What – Has all the resources for your building in ONE place!
Connect with Brooklyn Legal Services
- (718) 237-5500
- Hotline: (917) 661-4500
Housing Justice for All
Housing Court Answers hotline