tinav819

A Matter of Jurisdiction

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Our firm represents the landlord in housing court, where the landlord has rented an apartment to his tenant.  In this particular case, however, the landlord and tenant are related.  After years of problems with his daughter (ie: non-payment of rent, destruction of property, argumentative), the landlord has decided that it would be best if he were to take legal action, and proceed with an eviction.  All of the necessary documents were filed correctly in housing court, and the landlord and tenant have been going back and forth with OSC's, adjournments, etc.  During the last proceeding, the tenant discussed the fact that her and the landlord are in fact family, and this shouldn't happen to her.  Finally, the judge stated that this case should be heard in the Family Court, because they are family, and thiswas not her jurisdiction. 

 

Would going to family court resolve the landlord-tenant issues consistent within this family?

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The judge is an idiot.

 

This is a landlord tenant issue despite the father-daughter relationship.

 

Are you a lawyer? If yes, what kind? I can't imagine any lawyer with half a brain not pushing back on this.

 

 

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On 4/19/2017 at 4:36 PM, tinav819 said:

Our firm represents the landlord in housing court. . . . 

 

Would going to family court resolve the landlord-tenant issues consistent within this family?

 

Your statement that your "firm represents the landlord" implies that you either are an attorney or work for a law firm.  Your question can be answered by doing some legal research, which you or someone at your firm should be trained to do.  Asking anonymous strangers on an internet message board (who may or may not be attorneys and may or may not be in New York).

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