How exactly are Petitions death with (Holdover nuisance) in Civil Housing court if it goes to trial?

Asked 7 months ago - New York, NY

1-Landlord: Tenant harassed management worker/porter "each and every friday" criminal menacing 3rd/harrassment 1st, -misdemeanors without a police report is this legal to state in a petition?
2-The Landlord ONLY allowed to defend the allegations stated in the petition? (i.e if you didn't speak of any problems with tenants can the landlord later ask any tenants to come forth for him as a witness?)
3- Can they use domestic violence a yr before the petition (mother/child) against a family who have now worked out their problems? Especially if the landlord didn't help that family member move during that time and ignored request because that police report/safe horizon is in tenants file
4- Do you have a good chance to win countersuit if you have 311 complaint etc dated right before petition?

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  1. Richard J. Chertock


    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . Your questions are not very clear and are too many and too complicated to answer in a forum such as this. You should schedule a consultation with an attorney in your area.

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  2. Glenn Johnston

    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . Dear asker,
    Your question is too complicated and fact specific to answer in this forum. You've already got criminal charges mentioned against the tenant, and a domestic violence component. NO attorney is going to estimate your chances for success on a countersuit, because it is unethical to predict the outcome of a case to someone.

    I suggest that you retain the services of an attorney to find out about the admissibility of those issues, and if you are the tenant with the criminal charges, you should also speak to your criminal defense attorney about this.

    This does not constitute legal advice or the engagement of my services as an attorney.

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