NY Surrogate’s Courts Prepare for Influx of Covid-Related Cases

NY Surrogate’s Courts Prepare for Influx of Covid-Related Cases

NY Surrogate’s Courts Prepare for Influx of Covid-Related Cases As New York State remains at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York Surrogate’s Courts, which operate in each of New York’s 62 counties and handle the administration of estates, are preparing for the influx of Coronavirus-related estate matters. Effective Monday, May 18, 2020…

Bar Association to Help Courts With Expected Surge in Evictions Due to Pandemic

Bar Association to Help Courts With Expected Surge in Evictions Due to Pandemic

Bar Association to Help Courts With Expected Surge in Evictions Due to Pandemic The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has convened a landlord-tenant working group that will help the New York’s courts deal with an anticipated surge in landlord-tenant disputes resulting from the Covid-19 crisis. With housing courts closed and a statewide moratorium on…

NY Tenants’ Civil & Criminal Remedies For Illegal Lockouts

NY Tenants’ Civil & Criminal Remedies For Illegal Lockouts

NY Tenants’ Civil & Criminal Remedies For Illegal Lockouts With a temporary moratorium on evictions until at least June 20, 2020 (or July 26, 2020 as mandated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act for those on federal assistance programs), New York tenants are now especially vulnerable to landlords who take the law…

Discrimination Laws Protect Unemployed NY Tenants

Discrimination Laws Protect Unemployed NY Tenants and Those with COVID-19 

Discrimination Laws Protect Unemployed NY Tenants and Those with COVID-19  New York landlords cannot discriminate against or evict tenants because they, or someone who they reside with, have contracted COVID-19, once had COVID-19 or are merely suspected of having or once had COVID-19.  Similarly, landlords cannot treat tenants unfairly or differently because they are from,…

CARES Act Eviction Moratorium

CARES Act Eviction Moratorium

CARES Act Eviction Moratorium The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) mandates an eviction moratorium until July 25, 2020 which: restricts landlords of covered properties from filing new eviction actions for non-payment of rent; prohibits charging fees, penalties, or other charges to the tenant related to such nonpayment of rent. Prohibits landlords…