Comply with VAWA Before Seeking Resident's Eviction

In a court case decided in January 2009, a New York owner tried to evict a Section 8 resident, claiming that she had violated her lease by creating a nuisance. In the notice of termination, the owner claimed that the resident engaged in violent behavior during domestic disputes. The violent incident that put the owner over the edge entailed the resident allegedly stabbing her boyfriend. At that time, the boyfriend told the police that the resident had stabbed him, but she denied this allegation and claimed that she was a victim of domestic violence and not the aggressor.

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