Mohammad Akif Saleem’s Answers

Mohammad Akif Saleem

Brooklyn Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

Contributor Level 6
  1. What is the likelihood that i can be granted an ACD or get the charges dropped to a violation?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Mohammad Akif Saleem
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. George Peter Conway
    4. Kathryn L. Hudson
    5 lawyer answers

    NY Penal Law Section 221.10(1) provides that a person is guilty of criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree when he knowingly and unlawfully possesses: marijuana in a public place and such marijuana is burning or open to public view. My advice to you before you get to the ACD is to have your attorney challenge the charge on whether you meet the elements of of the crime. Meaning, did you possess marijuana in public place and was it open to the public. If you can defeat one of...

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  2. A month to month tenant has no rights so we could be put out into the streets tht easily landlords always win

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Dana Whitney Atchley
    2. Steven Warren Smollens
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Mohammad Akif Saleem
    4 lawyer answers

    Even if you a month to month tenant, you still have some valuable rights that the landlord cannot take away from you. You have the right to have hearing in court where the landlord must serve you with a Notice and Notice of Petition for Holdover even after the 30 days. This is important because this really gives the tenant about 45-60 days to stay in the apartment until he/she has a hearing in Court. Once, in Court a tenant can work out a Stipulation to vacate giving them more time (perhaps 30...

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  3. I have a tenant I'm trying to get to move out of the house that my father left to me when he passed away.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Steven Warren Smollens
    2. Mohammad Akif Saleem
    2 lawyer answers

    You have two legal problems that you need to address. The first problem is a landlord tenant problem and the second is a foreclosure problem. First problem, I agree with the other attorney Steven about how your lawyer should have mentioned to the Court that the tenant has not paid any use and occupancy (another word for rent when there is no lease or a holdover action). If you don't have a lawyer, you should immediately hire one and if you currently have a lawyer - ask him why he is not...

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  4. My NYC lease expired last week (it was 1 year) and my landlord is telling me to vacate by this weekend. Don't I have more time?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Mohammad Akif Saleem
    1 lawyer answer

    In NYC, once a lease has expired, you are month-to-month tenant if your landlord accepts payment of rent from you every month to stay in the place. In your case, it seems that the landlord does not want your money but rather the property. If a landlord wants a tenant to vacate the property, the landlord must give you notice to vacate the property. In NYC, landlords must give a 30 day notice to the tenant. The notice is a written requirement and cannot be something the landlord "tells" you (as...

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  5. How to evict my daughter and family from a basement

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Mohammad Akif Saleem
    2. Gerry M. Wendrovsky
    2 lawyer answers

    If your daughter and/or her family do not have lease with you, then she/they are a month to month tenant. A month to month tenant can be evicted by serving the tenant, in this case your daughter, with a written termination giving her a 30 days notice that you as her landlord after the 30 day period will evict her from the premises. The termination notice must say that you as her landlord have chosen to terminate the tenancy and that her refusal to leave the premises will lead to an eviction...

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  6. How much dose it cost to Hire immigration lawyer?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Mohammad Akif Saleem
    2. J Charles Ferrari
    3. Jeffrey Adam Devore
    3 lawyer answers

    You should be able to consult with a lawyer about your case and get an cost assessment or fee amount from them about how much your case/issue may cost. Each lawyer has their own fee determination. Reach out an immigration lawyer or two that provide free initial consultations and you'll get a good idea of how much it will cost you. Best of luck.

  7. Just lost my job, only have my house left - Please help.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Mohammad Akif Saleem
    1 lawyer answer

    Losing your house due to a bank initiating a foreclosure action against you in the even that you miss future mortgage payments is a very valid concern of yours. There are various proactive measures that you can take to help you prevent the bank from foreclosing on your house. The most immediate that comes to mind is modifying your mortgage terms if you are having difficulty making mortgage payments due to your current unemployment. Many mortgagees (lenders/banks) have recently implemented...

  8. If someone were to ask if they need a lawyer is that the same as requesting one

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Mohammad Akif Saleem
    2. Christopher Jude Pelli
    3. Steven Everett Savage
    3 lawyer answers

    Being asked if you need a lawyer is very different than requesting that you want a lawyer. Your question does not specify whether the person being asked about needing a lawyer has been arrested by the police or not. When you are arrested by the police, you are given a Miranda warning which informs you of your rights, including the right to have counsel with an attorney (lawyer) and how you can have an attorney provided if you cannot afford one. Thus, the arresting police/...