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Hello Jodie,My name isXXXXX a licensed attorney and glad to try and help out.Sorry for your troubles, truly, and my heart goes out to you.For a commercial tenancy, the answer to your question is governed by the terms of your written lease. In other words, residential tenancies are highly regulated by statute. That is not the case here, however, so you would have to read your lease (which obviously I don't have in front of me) to find the time it stipulates. Please, don't hesitate to write back if you need anything else at all. If you have a follow-up question or need clarification, please just say the word by using "reply" to reach me.I hope all works out for you.
Obviously my lease says I have to pay rent by the first of the month. The "nice guy clause" which I used to give notice I was leaving requires 2 months rent. I paid December and dont want to pay January after what he pulled this week and today. How long would it take him to get me out? A week, 2 weeks etc? in Nassau county as a commercial non-paying tenant?
So he can BEGIN eviction proceedings the day after I dont pay rent (in other words on january 2, 2013). But that is the beginning of the process- in reality ABOUT how long do these things take? I know he would need the sheriff to evict me, (and I believe the sheriff gives 72 hours before they actually lock the door ?) he cannot under any circumstances do it himself, correct?