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. All tenants in housing court who received notice of motion are eligible for a free attorney regardless of zip code or household income.
Landlords can file cases by mail or electronically. Represented landlords must efile.
Cases filed after June 20, 2020 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.
The housing courts are open for illegal lockout cases, post evictions, and EMERGENCY HP Actions. Tenants can file remotely or in person. Call our hotline for more information.
Call our hotline with questions 212-962-4795