Tenants with cases filed before the pandemic, who have judgments are covered by right to counsel and will get legal representation regardless of zipcode. Tenants who were normally over income might also be eligible for legal representation.
Landlords must file a motion in court for permission to evict a tenant on a case that was filed before the pandemic. Tenants will receive a notice of motion and there will be a hearing for the judge to decide if the eviction can go forward. Call our hotline right away if you get papers saying that your case is going to be heard in court.
Most hearings take place on Microsoft Teams and some on Skype.
All tenants with cases filed before the pandemic who receive court papers need to react. You can get a lawyer.
Call our hotline at (212) 962-4795 for more details.