Pre-Pandemic Evictions Facing More Delays

Last week, the NYC Bureau of Marshals issued guidance for the re-service of thousands of eviction notices issued before March 16.
These pending evictions are now “stale”; more than 30 days have passed since the earliest eviction date on the notice.
The new guidance dictates that notices cannot be re-served “until the petitioner has received leave of course to enforce the warrant of eviction”, which requires showing a “good-faith effort” to determine whether a tenant is in one of the categories that fall under COVID-19 protections.
KMWB partner Nativ Winiarsky told Law360 that this process will likely take months “given the severe backlog expected”.
We will continue to update our clients as further guidance is issued.
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