Renting in New York can be a convenient way to live without having to worry about the expenses and upkeep that goes along with owning a home. However, there are times when there could be a dispute between landlord and tenant that leads to an attempted eviction. Understanding what constitutes an illegal eviction and what eviction protection a tenant is accorded under the law is imperative when there is a dispute.
The issue of immigrants of uncertain status isn't one that affects New York alone. All across the country, there are individuals lacking proper documentation. Anxiety about being deported, separated from family, facing eviction or landlord harassment has surely always been present, but it's clearly at an all-time high these days.
There doesn't seem to be any length to which some New York landlords won't go to try to get the most out of their properties. Tenant turnover, especially in rent stabilized situations, is one way it can happen. Anyone who has lived in the city can probably share a story apparent landlord harassment. For the sake of protecting the home, renters should seek the help of an experienced attorney to advocate on behalf of their rights.