Owner Occupancy Evictions
Sometimes tenants face an eviction because a landlord wants to occupy the apartment for herself or a family member. These are commonly referred to as owner occupancy or owner use eviction cases.
Even long-standing tenants, who have lived in their apartments for many years, and have spotless records as tenants, may find themselves served with a notice to vacate the apartment on these grounds. These cases can be very unsettling for tenants who, while they do not own their apartment, think of it as home, are not ready or perhaps able to move, and feel they have done nothing wrong to warrant an eviction.
Often, the landlord's case will depend upon her account of how she wants to use the apartment. While some owner uses are permissible under law, others are not. It is critical to have a New York City tenant attorney who can scrutinize the landlord's story and also determine if the landlord's owner-use eviction case rests on solid or shaky legal grounds.
If you are a New York City tenant facing an owner occupancy eviction, please contact New York City tenant attorney Eric Dinnocenzo at (212) 933-1675 for a free consultation.