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Free CLE GAL Workshop: Nuts and Bolts of Non-primary Residence Holdovers
Date: Friday, November 6
Time: 2 – 3:30 PM
Location: 111 Centre Street, 12th floor boardroom
Speaker: Leah Goodridge, Housing Staff Attorney, Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center

Typically, a rent-stabilized tenant cannot maintain their apartment if they live elsewhere for a substantial amount of time. These situations can become complicated when, for example, an elderly person is admitted to a nursing home for an illness but seeks to return to his rent-stabilized apartment later. This workshop will cover "non-primary residence holdovers"—the common type of housing cases landlords commence to evict a tenant who does not live in his or her rent-stabilized apartment primarily. We will discuss: (i) what is a non-primary residence holdover?; (ii) what procedures must a landlord follow when commencing a non-primary residence holdover?; (iii) what factors does the Housing Court consider when hearing a non-primary residence holdover case?; (iv) what are important exceptions for rent-stabilized tenants who live elsewhere but seek to maintain their rent-stabilized apartment?

All interested GALs must RSVP with Nyiela at to attend the workshop.



















































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