The Help You Need For Landlord Evictions

New York law gives landlords the right to evict tenants when there is a breach of rental agreement. However, asserting your property rights when going through the eviction process is not always as easy as it seems. It is in your benefit to contact an experienced attorney who understands landlord-tenant law.

Our founding attorney of Cimasi Law Office, Michael Cimasi, has the necessary skill to protect your rights as a landlord and guide you through evictions. We provide you with personalized and responsive service. Our goal is to get you through the eviction process as efficiently and smoothly as possible, so you can concentrate on business as usual again.


There are a variety of reasons to evict a tenant. They may not pay rent, or they may have committed a crime. However, you cannot force them out, regardless of their breach of contract. You signed the contract with them as well, and you must abide by it even if they do not.

The law requires landlords to follow a specific process to legally evict a tenant from their property. It is important to follow this process to protect your own personal and property rights. The legal process of eviction involves:

  • Providing cause for removal
  • Collecting proof of the tenant’s breach of contract
  • Sending the notice to cure, which provides the tenant time to remedy the situation
  • Sending the notice of termination if the tenant has not fixed the problem

We will guide you through every step of the eviction process. If you still run into issues with this tenant after the notice of termination, there is no need to worry. We are prepared to defend your rights in court if necessary.


Navigating the eviction process as a landlord can be a complex and emotionally draining experience. At Cimasi Law Office, our attorneys are experts in New York’s landlord eviction statutes, ensuring that you can exercise your rights effectively and efficiently. We are committed to leveraging our deep understanding of these laws to protect your property interests and maintain the integrity of your rental business.



The applicability of these statutes may vary based on the specifics of each case, such as the terms of the lease, the reason for eviction, and other mitigating or aggravating factors. A thorough review of your specific situation is essential for crafting the most effective eviction strategy for you.

Navigating the eviction process as a landlord can be fraught with legal complexities and potential pitfalls. At Cimasi Law Office, we have extensive experience in handling landlord eviction cases in New York State, and we understand the penalties you could potentially face. Our seasoned attorneys are committed to providing you with the most effective legal strategy, aimed at minimizing your risks and protecting your property interests.


Failure to Provide Proper Notice

  • Fines ranging from $1,000 to $10,000
  • Case dismissal, requiring the process to start anew

Illegal Lockout

  • Fines up to $1,000 per occurrence
  • Potential criminal charges for unlawful eviction

Retaliatory Eviction

  • Fines up to $2,000
  • Potential for tenant to be awarded triple damages

Failure to Maintain Habitable Premises

  • Fines ranging from $500 to $5,000
  • Potential for tenant to withhold rent

Violation of Rent Control or Rent Stabilization Laws

  • Fines up to $25,000
  • Potential for tenant to be awarded overcharge refunds

Improper Handling of Security Deposits

  • Fines up to $2,000
  • Requirement to return the full deposit to the tenant

Discriminatory Eviction

  • Fines ranging from $10,000 to $50,000
  • Potential for civil lawsuits

Penalties may vary based on the specifics of each case, such as the terms of the lease, the reason for eviction, and other mitigating or aggravating factors. A thorough review of your specific situation is essential for crafting the most effective eviction strategy for you.

Navigating the eviction process as a landlord is not only legally complex but also fraught with potential financial and reputational risks. At Cimasi Law Office, we specialize in crafting robust defense strategies tailored to landlord eviction cases. Our experienced attorneys are committed to leveraging their deep understanding of New York State laws and procedures to protect your property interests and minimize your risks.


  • Proper Notice Defense
    • Ensuring that all eviction notices are legally compliant to avoid case dismissal.
  • Habitability Claims Counter
    • Providing evidence that the property was maintained in a habitable condition to counter tenant claims.
  • Non-Retaliatory Eviction
    • Demonstrating that the eviction is not in retaliation for tenant complaints or actions.
  • Rent Control Compliance
    • Proving adherence to rent control or rent stabilization laws to avoid fines and penalties.
  • Security Deposit Handling
    • Documenting proper handling and return of security deposits to counter tenant claims.
  • Legal Justification for Eviction
    • Providing evidence of lease violations, non-payment, or other legal grounds for eviction.
  • Witness Testimonies
    • Utilizing credible witnesses to corroborate your case and counter tenant claims.
  • Legal Technicalities
    • Exploiting any legal technicalities or errors on the part of the tenant to strengthen your case.

Defense strategies may vary based on the specifics of each case, such as the terms of the lease, the reason for eviction, and other mitigating or aggravating factors. A thorough review of your specific situation is essential for crafting the most effective defense strategy for you.

Statutes

Navigating the eviction process as a landlord can be a complex and emotionally draining experience. At Cimasi Law Office, our attorneys are experts in New York’s landlord eviction statutes, ensuring that you can exercise your rights effectively and efficiently. We are committed to leveraging our deep understanding of these laws to protect your property interests and maintain the integrity of your rental business.



The applicability of these statutes may vary based on the specifics of each case, such as the terms of the lease, the reason for eviction, and other mitigating or aggravating factors. A thorough review of your specific situation is essential for crafting the most effective eviction strategy for you.

Possible Penalties

Navigating the eviction process as a landlord can be fraught with legal complexities and potential pitfalls. At Cimasi Law Office, we have extensive experience in handling landlord eviction cases in New York State, and we understand the penalties you could potentially face. Our seasoned attorneys are committed to providing you with the most effective legal strategy, aimed at minimizing your risks and protecting your property interests.


Failure to Provide Proper Notice

  • Fines ranging from $1,000 to $10,000
  • Case dismissal, requiring the process to start anew

Illegal Lockout

  • Fines up to $1,000 per occurrence
  • Potential criminal charges for unlawful eviction

Retaliatory Eviction

  • Fines up to $2,000
  • Potential for tenant to be awarded triple damages

Failure to Maintain Habitable Premises

  • Fines ranging from $500 to $5,000
  • Potential for tenant to withhold rent

Violation of Rent Control or Rent Stabilization Laws

  • Fines up to $25,000
  • Potential for tenant to be awarded overcharge refunds

Improper Handling of Security Deposits

  • Fines up to $2,000
  • Requirement to return the full deposit to the tenant

Discriminatory Eviction

  • Fines ranging from $10,000 to $50,000
  • Potential for civil lawsuits

Penalties may vary based on the specifics of each case, such as the terms of the lease, the reason for eviction, and other mitigating or aggravating factors. A thorough review of your specific situation is essential for crafting the most effective eviction strategy for you.

Defense Strategies

Navigating the eviction process as a landlord is not only legally complex but also fraught with potential financial and reputational risks. At Cimasi Law Office, we specialize in crafting robust defense strategies tailored to landlord eviction cases. Our experienced attorneys are committed to leveraging their deep understanding of New York State laws and procedures to protect your property interests and minimize your risks.


  • Proper Notice Defense
    • Ensuring that all eviction notices are legally compliant to avoid case dismissal.
  • Habitability Claims Counter
    • Providing evidence that the property was maintained in a habitable condition to counter tenant claims.
  • Non-Retaliatory Eviction
    • Demonstrating that the eviction is not in retaliation for tenant complaints or actions.
  • Rent Control Compliance
    • Proving adherence to rent control or rent stabilization laws to avoid fines and penalties.
  • Security Deposit Handling
    • Documenting proper handling and return of security deposits to counter tenant claims.
  • Legal Justification for Eviction
    • Providing evidence of lease violations, non-payment, or other legal grounds for eviction.
  • Witness Testimonies
    • Utilizing credible witnesses to corroborate your case and counter tenant claims.
  • Legal Technicalities
    • Exploiting any legal technicalities or errors on the part of the tenant to strengthen your case.

Defense strategies may vary based on the specifics of each case, such as the terms of the lease, the reason for eviction, and other mitigating or aggravating factors. A thorough review of your specific situation is essential for crafting the most effective defense strategy for you.