§ 796 Definitions
§ 796-A Jurisdiction; court; venue
§ 796-B Grounds for the proceeding
§ 796-C Commencement; notice of petition; time and manner of service
§ 796-D Contents of petition
§ 796-E Answer
§ 796-F Trial
§ 796-G Defenses
§ 796-H Judgment
§ 796-I Application by mortgagee or lienor of record or other person having an interest in the property
§ 796-J Appointment of administrator
§ 796-K Presentation or settlement of accounts
§ 796-L Waiver void
§ 796-M Defense of warranty of habitability inapplicable

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Terms Used In New York Laws > Real Property Actions and Proceedings > Article 7-C - Special Proceedings By Tenants of Dwellings For Judgment Directing Deposit of Rents and the Use Thereof For the Purpose of Remedying Conditions Dangerous to Life, Health or Safety

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner, chief supervisor or chief officer of a department. See N.Y. Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law 796
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means a department, agency or office. See N.Y. Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law 796
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Municipality: means a county, city, town or village. See N.Y. Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law 796
  • Owner: means the owner or owners of the dwelling, mortgagee or vendee in possession, assignee of rents, receiver, executor, trustee, lessee, agent, or any other person or entity directly or indirectly in control of a dwelling, but shall not include a receiver appointed pursuant to § 309 of the multiple dwelling law. See N.Y. Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law 796
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, trust or other group or legal entity, however organized. See N.Y. Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law 796
  • premises: means any building or structure or portion thereof which is occupied in whole or in part as the home, residence or sleeping place of one or more human beings and is either rented, leased, let or hired out, to be occupied as such, including, but not limited to, an apartment building, a condominium, a townhouse, a single-family house or a multiple-family residence building. See N.Y. Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law 796
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.