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How long does an eviction process take?

Hicksville, NY |

I live in an illegal basement apartment in Nassau County. I recently had a run in with my landlord where he was looking into my bedroom window and it was reported to the Police. I have lived in this apartment for over 7 years, the landlord now bought the house about two years ago. I am not able to afford the rent any longer since I recently lost my job and when I didn't pay him on the first he became angry with me when I told him I would pay on the 10th. If I choose not to pay, how long before I am evicted from the apartment

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You can probably delay the process a couple of months. In Nassau County the Sheriff is approximately 6 weeks delayed. When you are served, make sure to appear in court on the return date of the Notice of Petition. Since you are unemployed, make sure to ask for a lawyer through the Volunteer Lawyers Project. That announcement should be made before the calendar call.



I am sorry to hear about your situation. It depends on how back logged the court is and how diligent he is in pursuing you, but you might be able to delay a few months.

You should contact an attorney to discuss your questions as additional information would be helpful.

Our firm has many years of experience in the landlord/tenant field.

I wish you the best of luck.

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