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Guidance Issued for Upcoming Eviction Cases

New York Civil Court Administrative Judge Anthony Cannataro issued three notices on Friday regarding Gov. Cuomo's latest executive order. The order prohibits nonpayment evictions against "someone that is eligible for unemployment insurance or benefits" or a...

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Pending Eviction Cases are Going Virtual

This week, the New York City Housing Coury began taking up qualifying cases in virtual settlement conferences. According to Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks, eligible cases must have commenced before the pandemic, and both parties must have counsel. While...

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Gov. Cuomo’s New Executive Order: What’s the Catch?

Governor Cuomo rolled out an extension last week on the state's moratorium on convictions through August. In a surprising change from the earlier ban, the new order only applies to tenants unable to pay rent due to COVID-19 or who qualify for unemployment. Speaking to...

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Uncertainty Still Looming After Gov. Cuomo’s New Order

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new executive order narrowing the eviction moratorium goes into effect on June 20. What does that mean for NYC landlords? "There remains a cloud of uncertainty throughout the industry as to how these executive orders are to be interpreted, and real...

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Landlord Avoids Liability Due to Tenant’s Partition

KMWB's Nicholas Yokos secured a favorable ruling in recent tenant-initiated proceedings against a local landlord. In response to the tenant's call to 311, HPD inspected the premises and issued several violations, including for an illegal sheetrock partition. The...

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