I have a tenant whose lease expired October 2012 and has refused to leave. Everytime that I've asked when he was moving he would say soon, but that he hadn't found a place yet. He is a senior so I gave him a lot of leeway. Finally, last month I filed a holdover proceeding. I am a first time landlord and don't know what I should do and what to expect when I go to court. Will I legally be able to get the tenant to finally leave? Am I allowed to collect rent during this time until the court case is finalized? What if the tenant has not paid any rent during this period? Will the court make him pay his back logged rent? My apartment is in a terrible condition. I saw this when he asked me to check on his lights last week. How can I ensure he cleans and repairs it before he leaves? TQ.