Update on Housing Court Proceedings

Michael Littman

Our Process Servers are open and ready to serve and file papers.

  • Beginning August 20, 2020, Proceedings that were previously commenced and Landlord received a Judgment of Possession prior to March 17, 2020, must now make a motion to the Court seeking the issuance of a Warrant of Eviction. Court will then hold a virtual conference.
  • Beginning August 20, 2020, Proceedings that were previously commenced and Landlord has already been granted a Warrant of Eviction prior to March 17, 2020, must now make a motion to the Court seeking execution on the Warrant. Court will then hold a virtual conference.
  • Non-Payment proceedings for Residential tenants may be commenced at this time.
  • Non-Payment proceedings for Commercial tenants may be commenced beginning on August 20, 2020.
    • Please notify us if you would like to start non-payments against tenants who have failed to pay their rent.
    • Please note, while the Court will not yet schedule Court dates, you can get a “jump start” on the voluminous number of non-payments that will follow.
  • Notices for Holdover proceedings may be served at this time.
    • Holdover proceedings may be commenced; however, the Court will not yet proceed on these new cases and will not schedule Court dates at this time.
  • New motions may be made at this time.
  • Landlord and Tenants may settle cases and enter into stipulations of settlement.
  • No evictions prior to October 1, 2020.

Our office is fully operational with our attorneys working both in the office and remotely.

 
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