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. 

During an eviction you have specific rights, such as the right to have your case heard by a judge.

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You have the right to live in and enjoy your home free from discrimination by your landlord.

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Your landlord cannot increase your rent without you signing a new lease, or charge you for things not covered by the terms of your lease.

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Your landlord must keep the property in good repair, free from leaks and damage, and free from pests.

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Tenants in mobile home parks have specific protections that only apply to them.

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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.

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Tenants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations that they can enjoy equal access to and use of their home.

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