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In General


THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE DOES NOT INCLUDE RECENT CHANGES TO LANDLORD/TENANT LAW THAT WENT INTO EFFECT ON JULY 14, 2019. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE NEW LAWS PLEASE VISIT A LOCAL HOUSING COURT HELP CENTER OR SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY.

 

The Housing Court hears and decides disputes between residential landlords and tenants in New York City. These cases include summary nonpayment and holdover proceedings, proceedings to enforce housing maintenance standards, and harassment cases. Read more about the different kinds of cases in Housing Court on other pages in this section.

The Housing Court is separated into Parts. A Housing Judge presides in each Part. There is a special part, called the HP Part, that hears only cases brought by tenants or by New York City to enforce laws requiring repairs in residential buildings. All other cases are first assigned to a Resolution Part. Visit the Resolution Part page to learn more about what happens in a Resolution Part. If the case cannot be resolved between the parties and if it is ready for a trial, it is assigned to a Trial Part. The judge in the Trial Part will listen to all the evidence and decide the case. For more information about trials, go to How to Prepare for a Landlord-Tenant Trial