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Looking for Fatal Defects: Representing New York Tenants in Holdover Proceedings


Created on September 05, 2019




When representing tenants in holdover proceedings, facts are important, but so are procedural requirements that the landlord's attorney must follow. This course, presented by experienced practitioner Peggy Collen, will introduce practitioners who represent tenants in New York City to a procedural attack on the landlord's case. The instructor will discuss relevant statutes, a step-by-step evaluation of the predicate notice, the Notice of Petition/Petition, negotiations, defenses, and possible settlement. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an introduction to different types of holdover proceedings
  2. Examine relevant statutes and case law
  3. Develop a checklist for discovering procedural defects
  4. Discuss strategies for attacking the landlord's case, beginning with the answer
  5. Identify best practices for negotiations and settlement

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