I recently non-renewed a S8 tenant and gave her a Notice to Vacate. She didn't leave and I had to evict her. But that was fairly quick and easy. I never heard a peep from S8 about it. I was even e-mailing the case worker throughout the process but, never heard a word from them, either way.
I know S8 is a national program, but it does seem like there are different rules/policies for the local agencies that administer it. Could someone call her case worker or that specific office and ask? It might be the most straight-forward way to go.
Big caveat on my experience with this. I live in a landlord-friendly area/state. I have heard the opposite about NYC. Assuming a worst-case scenario for either of those tenants, it might be difficult to get either one of those tenants to leave if they don't want to go.
Originally posted by @George Serlis :
Also, I’ve been to tenant landlord court in NOLA in the past....it’s TREMENDOUSLY different than it is here. NYC needs to adopt some of your rules.
I wish I could pass along the goodness to everyone! And it's not like the system here is unfair to tenants at all. It's just reasonable and timely for LLs. Sad that makes it "landlord friendly". That should be "normal".
Hopefully you all wont have any issues with the two tenants there and can get those units vacated easily.
@George Serlis . Call the local Section 8 office and ask the simple questions:
2. What do I need to do to get the tenant moved from my unit?
2. How do I get my property removed from section 8 as we want to change the usage from residential to office?