NYC Housing Court
Is your landlord saying you owe rent? Have you received papers from housing court?
These kinds of cases are called non-payment cases.
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This webpage has resources to help you learn what rights you have as a tenant, how to protect these rights in court yourself, and how to find free legal help so you don't have to face the issue on your own.
Click on the links below to access our free and easy to use do-it-yourself program. This program will help guide you step-by-step and prepare the following court forms for your non-payment case:
See also: All Housing Court Forms
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of your rights as a tenant depend on your type of housing and your particular circumstances.
A non-payment case is where a landlord or owner takes a tenant to housing court for not paying rent. Before starting a non-payment case, your landlord must give you a rent demand.
Settling Your Case
Settling or resolving your case can be one of the most important steps of your housing case. The resources here will help you prepare for the settlement process and understand your rights.
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If you have received a notice of eviction, take action immediately.
Non-payment proceedings and holdover proceedings in housing court can lead to eviction.
Help With Rent
There may be options to help you if you can't pay overdue rent.