A foreclosure action and a seizure of property by a municipality are two different things and go by different rules of procedure; however, neither action can be instituted with notice served by regular mail. Lawsuits are required in each type of case, such cases require notice by complaint and summons. This is basic black letter law. The authority is contained in the New York Civil Practice Law & Rules - Article 3New York Civil Practice Law & Rules - § 304Jurisdiction and Service ...Method of Commencing
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