NY Tenants Experiencing COVID-19 Financial Hardship Can’t be Evicted

NY Tenants Experiencing COVID-19 Financial Hardship Can’t be Evicted   The Tenant Safe Harbor Act (“TSHA”) was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on June 30, 2020 to address the tidal wave of evictions looming over New Yorkers. Courts are prohibited  from ever evicting residential tenants who experienced financial hardship for nonpayment of rent that accrues or becomes due…

Rochester Landlord Tenant Lawyer Discusses Leases

Rochester Landlord Tenant Lawyer Discusses Leases

Rochester Landlord Tenant Lawyer Discusses Leases As a Rochester Landlord Tenant Lawyer, landlords often ask me whether or not they should use a lease. I recommend that a lease be used in all instances, which will provide for recovery of late charges and attorney’s fees in the event you need to evict the tenant. It…

A Rental Property That I Own Had A Small Bug Problem & The Tenants Are Refusing To Pay. Is This Legal In New York?

Under New York law, in every lease for residential property there is an implied warranty of habitability. This is true whether or not it is actually written into the lease. The implied warranty of habitability means that every landlord warrants three things about the property: that the property is fit for human habitation, that the…