On September 29, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.626, titled Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency. The new executive order … [Read more...] about New Executive Order Extends the Time Period for the Tenant Safe Harbor Act
The End of “Next of Kin” Nonpayments
One of the more significant changes of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 that largely passed under the radar is an amendment to RPAPL 711(2). Prior to June 2015, in situations … [Read more...] about The End of “Next of Kin” Nonpayments
Owner’s Right of Access
Most of the time, access between the landlord and the tenant is simple. The tenant notifies the landlord of a problem, and the landlord goes into the unit (or sends a representative), inspects, and … [Read more...] about Owner’s Right of Access
The Threat of a Recharge Where Rent Discount Provision Exists in a Lease
Some landlords have come up with a crafty way to make sure rent is paid on time by adding language to a lease that gives a tenant a discount if rent is paid by a certain date (for instance the fifth … [Read more...] about The Threat of a Recharge Where Rent Discount Provision Exists in a Lease
What Is a “Good Guy Guarantee”?
Most commercial leases are between the landlord and the commercial entity, not an individual. However, that does not mean the landlord has no recourse against individuals or, likewise, does not mean … [Read more...] about What Is a “Good Guy Guarantee”?
Renewal Leases — From a Landlord’s Perspective
Most landlords are aware of the obligation to offer a rent-stabilized tenant a renewal lease, but some may be confused about how to proceed when a tenant does not — or refuses to — sign that renewal … [Read more...] about Renewal Leases — From a Landlord’s Perspective