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Low Income Tenants May Receive Free Legal Advice

October 10, 2016 Posted in Landlord/Tenant Law

In an attempt to tip the scales in housing court, Mayor Bill de Blasio has committed $62 million in the 2016 fiscal year to provide legal services for lower income tenants. As a result, evictions have decreased by 18% last year. Our legal system extends the right to a state-appointed attorney to someone facing months or years in prison but not to someone facing months or years of homelessness. With the passage of this legislation, New York City will be the first jurisdiction in the country to require legal representation for all lower income people facing evictions.

New York City Housing Court is one of the most difficult in the country to navigate for both Landlords and Tenants. Let the experienced attorneys at Griffin Alexander, P.C. help assist you!

 The information in this Client Alert is provided solely for information purposes. It should not be construed as legal advice on any specific matter and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based upon particular circumstances. Each legal matter is unique, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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