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As we approach the one-year anniversary of New York’s eviction moratorium, local landlords are still struggling with nonpayment and outright abuse of measures intended to protect tenants directly impacted by COVID-19.

In a recent article and video piece produced by Reason, New York City property owners detail nightmare scenarios of squatters and still-employed tenants owing more than $80,000 in back-rent.

While tenant advocates attempt to minimize the gravity of these situations, New York has a backlog of 200,000 eviction cases that predate the pandemic and eviction proceedings have come to a complete halt.

Still, landlords are more willing than ever to offer solutions. KMWB Partner Nativ Winiarsky told Reason that his clients recognize that “everyone is hurting” and are doing everything they can to work with their tenants.

Our office continues to fight for our clients in these unprecedented circumstances. For help, you can contact Nativ at [email protected] or by phone at (212) 869-5030.

Read the full article here.