Article 81 Guardianship proceedings
In some Housing Court matters, a tenant’s representative or the New York City Department of Social Services may commence proceedings in the Supreme Court seeking to appoint a guardian of the tenant and their property, where the tenant is alleged to be incapable of representing his or her own interests. A court order appointing a guardian for the tenant will typically stay any pending Housing Court litigation, and require any further actions by the landlord to be approved in advance by the court.
David Moss and Associates have represented the interests of landlords in numerous Article 81 proceedings. We recognize how important it is for the landlord’s interests to be strongly represented in these circumstances, to prevent