Holdover proceedings are commenced by a landlord to recover possession of real property from their tenant. These proceedings differ from non-payment proceedings in that the desired relief is not simply money for missed payments but actual possession of the real property. These proceedings can be complicated and have numerous procedural requirements that must be strictly adhered to.
While the reasons a holdover proceeding can be commenced vary widely, the following are some of the most common:
- Illegal subletting;
- Illegal alternations without landlord consent;
- Lease violations;
- Legal violations;
- Failure to utilize a rent regulated apartment as their primary residence;
- Landlord seeks recovery of possession of an apartment for use as primary residence for themselves or an immediate family member;
- Chronic non-payment or late payment.
We understand how a holdover tenant greatly impacts your bottom line and work quickly and efficiently to rectify the situation.