WEBINAR: How to Deal with Tenant Hoarders

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 3 p.m. ET | 1 hour, including Q&A with Attorney William Neville

If you get complaints about intolerable odors from a particular apartment, or see refuse spilling from an apartment into a hallway, you may have a compulsive hoarder as a tenant.

Compulsive hoarding is more than simply having too much clutter. Potential problems from hoarding include pest infestation, mold growth, increased risk of injury or disease, fire hazards, and even structural damage. A filthy apartment filled with clutter and debris caused by hoarding behavior can increase your extermination and maintenance costs, lead to Housing Maintenance Code violations, and potentially endanger the welfare of other tenants.

Hoarding problems only get worse if left unattended. But stopping a tenant’s behavior or evicting the tenant can be difficult and time-consuming. In this one-hour webinar, attorney William J. Neville of Mitofsky Shapiro Neville & Hazen LLP will discuss how to comply with all legal requirements when dealing with tenant hoarders to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

You’ll learn:

  • How to assess the health and safety threats a tenant hoarder may pose to other tenants
  • How far you should go to help the hoarder clean the apartment—and keep it clean
  • When to seek the help of Adult Protective Services or a guardian for the tenant
  • Best practices for evicting a tenant hoarder for nuisance behavior

This presentation is geared to:

  • Owners of NYC apartment buildings
  • Managers of NYC apartment buildings
  • Leasing agents
  • Attorneys and other rental property advisors

Please Note: The information contained in this webinar is provided by Vendome Real Estate Media and is intended for educational and informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice or as an offer to perform legal services on any subject matter.


About the Speaker:

William J. Neville is a founding member of Mitofsky Shapiro Neville & Hazen LLP where he focuses on real estate litigation, solving problems, and increasing revenues for residential and commercial property owners and the real estate industry. The practice includes Landlord/Tenant summary proceedings in New York City Civil Court, lease disputes in Supreme Court, appeals, commercial lease preparation and negotiations, and Bankruptcy Court matters. Bill is also a member of the Board of Advisors of New York Apartment Law Insider.



Heather Stone, Executive Editor, New York Apartment Law Insider