Experienced Long Island Eviction Attorneys
Hiring an experienced eviction attorney is the best way to ensure you receive the best possible outcome with your case. Neil Weissman has over 20 years of experience dealing with the complexities of both Nassau County and Suffolk County eviction law.
Few things are as upsetting as receiving an eviction notice from a landlord. If you are facing eviction in Nassau or Suffolk County, you need to know your rights as a tenant. Not every landlord handles such processes correctly and there may legal recourse you can take to avoid the upset of your life, home, and routine.
When Eviction Can Occur
When a lease or rent agreement is signed, many people feel a sense of security, knowing that they now have a place to call home, at least for the foreseeable future. However, renters are actually in a vulnerable position, because they do not own the home. The landlord can choose to sell his or her home, and also has the legal right to evict a tenant who fails to pay the negotiated rent. Other reasons for eviction can include using the premises for an illegal purpose or a purpose that violates the rent agreement; causing inappropriate damage; or creating a nuisance. Any eviction process, however, must proceed according to New York’s evictions law, which includes Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
According to evictions law, the first step in any eviction process is to issue a notice of eviction. In many cases, the landlord works with an eviction attorney to prepare this notice. Depending on the reason for eviction, the renter may correct the situation by paying the rent within a specified period of time or by correcting other issues that caused the owner to take evicting action.
A lawful eviction requires the landlord to petition the court and prove that there is a valid reason for eviction. If a landlord tried to force a renter out before this due process law, he or she is in violation of the lawful process. While at court, tenants can defend their position, and may actually prevent eviction if they can convince the judge that the landlord is being unreasonable or failing to uphold his portion of the agreement.
Once the process of an eviction begins, there is a small window of time for renters to take action. Because eviction can be a frightening experience, renters are often unprepared to deal with the issues on their own. Getting a skilled lawyer on the renter’s side is often the best way to resolve the dispute in the renter’s favor and avoid eviction, if possible. The law firm of Neil Weissman is experienced in the eviction process in the Nassau and Suffolk counties area. We have handled many cases of evictions for both the landlord and the renter, so we know evictions law inside and out. If you are facing eviction, contact us today to see how we can help you protect your rights as a tenant.