The length of time it takes to evict a tenant in Suffolk County or Nassau County, New York, depends on several factors, including the type of eviction proceeding and the venue the proceeding is filed in. In Nassau County, it could take 45 days or more from the date the action is commenced. In Western Suffolk County, it generally takes about 30 days. In Eastern Suffolk, it could take less than 30 days. The general rule is that the closer the venue is to New York City, the longer the action takes. And generally, hold-over proceedings take longer than non-payment proceedings, because predicate notices typically must be served on the tenants before the action can be commenced.

James D. Murtha, Esq.

Author James D. Murtha, Esq.

I am a Managing Member at the Murtha Law Firm, LLC, and I am an eviction lawyer in Suffolk County and Nassau County, Long Island, New York. You can call me, right now at (631) 747-0356, and I'll be happy to speak with you for free about the New York eviction process.

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