a reason or reasons why the other side should not win the court case.
a reason you do not owe or did not pay some or all of the rent in a nonpayment case or why you shouldn’t have to move in a holdover case.
Before going to your hearing, carefully read the charges against you. Call the NYCHA representative and ask to make an appointment to see your file. You have a right to see all…Read More
If you cannot afford to fix the violations, you may have a defense called economic infeasibility, where the court will consider your reasons related to the apartment that financially prevents you from…Read More
You file an order to show cause and write that you never received papers. Write your defenses to the landlord’s case. If you do not know why the landlord brought you to…Read More
Find out what the court case is about before you go for your hearing. Look at the papers you received. There should be an index number and the type of case –…Read More
You have 10 days to answer in Housing Court from the date your petition was served. Tell the clerk your reasons or defenses why you do not owe or did not pay the…Read More
A reason why the landlord should not get some or all of the rent demanded. You did not receive the court papers. The court papers were not served on you the right…Read More