What are the eviction procedures in Long Island, NY (Nassau County more specifically). We are renting a house with the option to buy. We were set to purchase the home and close on March 8th. All of a sudden, the seller (who is also a relative) refuses to sell to us because she felt snubbed by another family member. We never received a copy of the signed contract which apparently she tore up. There is of course speculation on whether or not it was signed.
We have been told to leave by May 1st. What happens if we don't? How long will the landlord/tenant court process take? We are still paying rent and utilities. What we need is time to find a new place and anyone whose ever rented on Long Island knows how much time it takes to find a decent, livable apartment or house.
Also, our attorney thinks we can sue for damages. While that is going on can we get some kind of order to stay in the house until this is resolved?