So here is the scenario. I own a apartment building in the Brooklyn ny, everything is up to code. Recently we renovated the storage area in the basement put in a stove, fridge etc. Plumbing and everything works. Long story short we have been collecting 1,200 a month on rent from a family friend. I guess he’s been having a hard time with his work, and is unable to pay us for the past few months. Know I know that my building is %100 up to code, however the basement apartment, may be a violation, I’m trying to work with him, but can I petition the court for an eviction notice? Even though the apartment Is technically illegal? How long can he say in there without paying?? Not trying to be a slumlord, (I’m not) but I just wanted to know my honest options before I proceed and face fines etc.