Options for dealing with difficult tenants. The only legal way a building owner may evict a nonpaying tenant who refuses to move voluntarily is through a nonpayment eviction proceeding in Housing Court. Many leases contain "nuisance" provisions that, under certain circumstances, allow building owners to undertake eviction proceedings for objectionable conduct. See Housing Court Answers for more information.
What to do if your building is in physical or financial trouble. To qualified owners, HPD offers low-interest rehabilitation loans in neighborhoods throughout the city. If your building is already part of an HPD program, our Asset Management team may be able to help. You can also attend free in person and online classes on property management, heat/hot water systems, and other important topics.
Be prepared for a disaster. Effective May 18, 2014, owners of residential dwellings where at least one unit is not occupied by the owner are required to post a temporary notice with emergency information in the common area of the building:
Attend an HPD Landlord Resource Fair to have further questions answered in person. HPD's Public Outreach and Education team regularly participates in informational events for building owners, in communities across the city.
Do you have property you want to develop for affordable housing? HPD is seeking partners throughout the city to identify and facilitate new development opportunities. Mission-Based Partnerships.
We have borough offices. HPD has offices located in each borough to provide services to tenants and owners. Staff from of divisions of code enforcement and neighborhood preservation are there to answer your questions. Borough Service Centers locations.