Hello, thanks for your additional questions.
How long it takes to get a judgment in Civil Ct, Bronx, depends on several factors. If you use a lawyer, the lawyer may be successful in making contact with the former tenant and may be able to get a payment plan from the tenant quickly. This is often not the case, but it does happen. If this doesn't happen, the lawyer can pursue other collection methods before bringing the case into court.
If the case is brought into court, it can often be resolved in a matter of a few months, sometimes less, but if it has to go to trial, it will take longer. Most of these cases don't go to trial.
The price of a lawyer will depend on what you need and where you get the lawyer from. If you get a lawyer from the Bronx, it will be cheaper than if you get one from Manhattan or the suburbs who have to travel to get to the Bronx. It could be a few hundred to a few thousand, depending on how long the case takes and where the lawyer is from. You can ask the lawyers how much they charge. You can Google lawyers for civil court Bronx and come up with many different lawyers for Civil Court. I can also provide a list of lawyers for you if you let me know that you are interested in looking for business lawyers.
You can do this case on your own. Many landlords do this type of case on their own. That's entirely up to you. You have to prove you had a lease agreement with the tenant, what the rent was, and what the tenant owes, and that the tenant did not pay despite your asking the tenant to pay and that you evicted the tenant for non-payment in housing court.
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