Sales of Property and Status of Tenants in New York State
It’s a seller’s market here in New York. But for a landlord looking to unload a property, a problem
tenant can get in the way of a successful sale.
It’s important to know the steps to take, and the laws surrounding what you can (and can’t) do to get
tenacious tenants to leave.
With a fixed-term lease, unless you have a reason for asking your tenant to leave, you must wait until the
However, with month-to-month tenants, you must follow these timelines when giving notice:
You must give tenants sufficient notice, per the guidelines above, before you expect them to move out. Landlords cannot force their tenants to leave the property, and if you plan to terminate your tenant’s lease early, you must have a reason for it.
If your tenant fails to leave the premises, then you can file an eviction lawsuit, and a sheriff will remove
When showing a home while the tenant still lives there, you can’t knock on their door at the last minute
and demand to enter the space.
You must make sure you show the home at a reasonable time of day. You must also give at least 24
hours’ notice, so the tenant has time to make arrangements to leave the property.
DDC Law Firm has 60 years of experience with laws regarding sales of property and status of tenants in New York State. Our Staten Island real estate attorneys can help you understand your rights as a landlord.
Call us today at (718) 667-1301 or contact us online to request a consultation.