NYC Housing Courts are open but only a few people can enter at a time. Cases are being heard on Microsoft Teams or Skype and most litigants do not need to go to court. Landlords can file cases by mail or electronically.
Cases filed after June 20, 20202 will not have hearing right away. Tenants do not need to answer now. The court will notify you when it is time to answer or appear.
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 will go forward. Call our hotline right away if you get papers saying that your case is going to be heard in court.
If you need repairs, you can to file a case. All housing court cases are moving very slowly.Tenants with emergency housing conditions can use JustFix.NYC to file a case. Call our hotline if you need assistance.
Call us at 212-962-4795: we can answer questions about evictions and connect you with a lawyer.