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NYC due process/civil rights violation

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Can the police be used to kick someone out of their basement-residence if the person has been paying rent and without an eviction notice or prior notification? Shouldn't there be due process? Can this count as wrongful eviction as well?

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The police have no right to throw anyone out unless there is a danger of domestic violence. Otherwise, the parties must be referred to Landlord Tenant Court. We need to know more information.

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Is this an illegal apartment? Generally the police don't get involved but they might if they think there is an imminent danger. I suggest you consult with a lawyer who handles illegal eviction cases. I handle such cases.

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You should consult with an attorney who handles these matters regularly. See Mr. Rothstein's post.

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