Know Your Rights
Tenants often have a number of legal needs, especially in regards to eviction. Get information about your civil legal needs here, and learn what your rights are.
The information here is offered only as a public service and does not count as legal advice. If you're have a specific problem, you should find a lawyer who is knowledgeable about the legal problem you're facing.
Your landlord cannot increase your rent without prior notice, or charge you for things not covered by the terms of your lease.Learn more
All tenants in New York State have the right to make a good-faith complaint to their landlord or their local housing authority without fearing retaliation.Learn more
When you first go to court for an eviction proceeding you can ask for a 14-day Adjournment of HearingLearn more
Your landlord must return your security deposit within 14 days of moving out.Learn more
What are the legal responsibilities of my landlord? What legal responsibilities do I have as a tenant?Learn more