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Section 203 Actions involving real property

New York City Civil Court (CCA)

The court shall have jurisdiction of the following actions provided that the real property involved or part of it is situate within the county in the city of New York in which the action is brought:

  (a) An action for the partition of real property where the assessed valuation of the property at the time the action is commenced does not exceed $25,000.

  (b) An action for the foreclosure, redemption or satisfaction of a mortgage on real property where the amount of the mortgage lien at the time the action is commenced does not exceed $25,000.

  (c) An action for the foreclosure of a lien arising out of a contract for the sale of real property where the amount of the lien sought to be foreclosed does not, at the time the action is commenced, exceed $25,000.

  (d) An action for the specific performance of a contract for the sale of real property where the contract price of the property does not exceed $25,000.

  (e) An action for the establishment, enforcement or foreclosure of a mechanic's lien on real property where the lien asserted does not, at the time the action is commenced, exceed $25,000.

  (f) An action to reform or rescind a deed to real property where the assessed valuation of the property does not exceed $25,000 at the time the action is commenced.

  (g) An action to reform or rescind a contract for the sale of real property where the agreed price of the property as stated in the contract does not exceed $25,000; or, if the controversy shall be with regard to the price of the property, where the agreed price as claimed by plaintiff does not exceed $25,000.

  (h) An action to reform or rescind a mortgage on real property where the unpaid balance of the debt secured by the mortgage does not exceed $25,000 at the time the action is commenced.

  (i) An action to compel the determination of a claim to real property under article fifteen of the real property actions and proceedings law where the assessed valuation of the property does not exceed $25,000 at the time the action is commenced.

  (j) An action of ejectment where the assessed valuation of the real property does not exceed $25,000 at the time the action is commenced.

  (k) An action brought to impose and collect a civil penalty for a violation of state or local laws for the establishment and maintenance of housing standards, including, but not limited to, the multiple dwelling law and the housing maintenance code, building code and health code of the administrative code of the city of New York.

  (l) An action to recover costs, expenses and disbursements incurred by the city of New York in the elimination or correction of a nuisance or other violation of any law described in subdivision (k) of this section, or in the removal or demolition of any building pursuant to such law or laws.

  (m) An action or proceeding to establish, enforce or foreclose a lien upon real property and the rents therefrom, for civil penalties, or for costs, expenses and disbursements incurred by the city of New York in the elimination of a nuisance or other violation of any law described in subdivision (k) of this section, or in the removal or demolition of any building pursuant to such law or laws.

  (n) Actions and proceedings for the removal of housing violations recorded pursuant to any law described in subdivision (k) of this section, or for the imposition of such violation or for the stay of any penalty thereunder.

  (o) An action or proceeding for the issuance of an injunction, restraining orders or other orders for the enforcement of housing standards under any law described in subdivision (k) of this section.

  (p) Special proceedings to vest title in the city of New York to abandoned multiple dwellings.