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Covid Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoriums Continue

We may be approaching the end of the dark Covid 19 tunnel, as our Covid positivity rate numbers decrease, but the economic effects of Covid 19 felt by tenants and property owners alike will continue for a while.   To help tenants and property owners from being evicted or losing their property, the moratoriums imposed by the Covid 19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 have been extended until August 31, 2021.  Under this Act, a stay of eviction or foreclosure is available until August 31, 2021 in cases where the tenant or property owner takes the overt act of providing a Hardship Declaration.  Landlords and mortgage holders now have the burden of providing a copy of that Hardship Declaration to the tenant or property owner at the time certain notices are served.

HSTPA and Covid 19

The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 and COVID-19: How New York Real Estate, Landlords, and Tenants Have Been Affected

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Are You a Tenant in NYS?

Are you a Tenant in New York?

If Yes, here is What You Need to Know About the Housing Security and Tenant Protection Act of 2019

On June 14, 2019, the New York Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA) became law. HSTPA has strengthened many protections for tenants while also increasing landlords’ obligations. Tenants may now hold landlords to the higher standards to which they are obligated to under New York State law.

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Are You a Landlord in NYS?

Are You a Landlord in New York State?

If Yes, Here is What You Need to Know About the Housing Security and Tenant Protection Act of 2019

On June 14, 2019, the New York Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA) became law. Moving forward, HSTPA has increased obligations for landlords while also strengthening protections for tenants. Landlords are now held to a higher standard in regard to how written notice is given, what can be recovered in non-payment cases, and the protocol for self-help and security deposits.

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HOUSING SECURITY & TENANT PROTECTION ACT OF 2019

New York State just became a whole lot more Tenant friendly. 

There are new rules regarding notices to terminate, notices of non-renewal, notices of rent increase, notices of non-payment, notices of inspection, notices to commence an action, - even Sheriff’s notices!  Landlords’ obligations have increased, as have Tenants’ protections.  For example, with regard to residential premises, landlords are now limited to collecting only one months’ security deposit and are required to provide written rent receipts in certain circumstances.  There are also significant restrictions on landlords’ abilities to make any changes in rent stabilized property.

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you need to be aware of the many significant changes made to the law by the new Statewide Housing Security & Tenant Protection Act of 2019. 



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