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Eviction Lawyer Buffalo New York

Stephen K. Underwood is a New York Eviction attorney serving Buffalo, West Seneca, Amherst, Depew, Clarence, Cheektowaga, Orchard Park, Angola, Lackawanna, East Aurora, Grand Island, Hamburg, Lancaster, Tonawanda, Blasdell, Kenmore, and Williamsville.

Avoiding Eviction

The best way to avoid evicting tenants is to choose responsible tenants. Be sure to run credit checks (tenant consent required), use a rental application, get references, and execute a lease. If you have not done so change the way you do business as it will save you money in the long run.

Do I have the Right to Evict My Tenant?

Generally you have the right to evict a tenant in NY when one of the following things has occurred pursuant to Landlord Tenant Law in NY:

1) The tenant did not pay the rent (non-payment).
2) The tenant violated the terms of the lease agreement.
3) The tenant's lease has expired and the tenant is a holdover
4) The Month-to-Month was terminated and tenant fails to vacate.
5) The tenant is conducting illegal activites on the premises.
6) The tenant illegaly sublets.

What does an Eviction Cost

In addition to the terms and conditions below, I charge $650.00 plus costs for an eviction in the City of Buffalo and $550.00 plus costs for an eviction in the service areas set forth above in the County of Erie, City of Lackawanna, and the City of Tonawanda. Costs usually total about $100.00, for process service and filing fees.

Terms and Conditions of Representation

Landlords, you agree to the following: If you retain me to do an eviction, and then you change your mind (like if tenant moves out and you no longer need the eviction), you do not get a refund of the attorney fee only the unused portion of the costs are refunded. I do not refund the attorney fee because I have to often drop what I am doing and reserve time in my schedule to do your work, in an expidited manner, at the expense of my other clients. I will however, if no Court appearances have been made on your case, waive my fee on your next eviction, (excepting the court costs) even though I may have done a lot of work on the first eviction case. Period. No exceptions to these rules. If you hire me those are my terms.

Free Consultations

Please call (716)-656-7676 for a free phone counsultation or CONTACT US for a free web consultation or UNDERWOODLAW BLOG to read about the Eviction Procedure on my blog. The first consultation is always free, and you will always speak directly to Stephen K. Underwood.

Stephen K. Underwood, Attorney at Law
1395 Union Road West Seneca, NY 14224
Phone: 716-656-7676 URL of Map