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March 14, 2023

If New York passes a proposed bill enacting a moratorium on winter evictions, it could have a major impact on residential landlords statewide.

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February 1, 2023

New York has enacted a new law, NY Executive Law Section 135-c, which authorizes notaries to perform electronic notarial acts.

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April 4, 2022

Later this month, licensed real estate brokers in New York will be required to adhere to new rules aimed at improving transparency for individuals seeking to hire an agent.

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January 17, 2022

As we approach year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, a dramatic change has occurred for renters and landlords in New York State.

The state legislature declined to further extend the eviction moratorium that has been in place since 2020. Under the moratorium, outside of a few exceptions, landlords were unable to evict tenants if the tenant claimed a COVID-19 hardship. 

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January 4, 2022

A State Supreme Court Judge dismissed a lawsuit last month brought by a group of landlords challenging the eviction moratorium that remains in place in New York.

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October 7, 2021

This week, some good news came in the form of a Landlord Rental Assistance Program announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul. The program will provide $125 million in rental relief to a targeted group of landlords.

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August 13, 2020

New York Chief Administrative Judge Hon. Lawrence K. Marks issued a memorandum on August 12 that revised the procedures for addressing both residential and commercial evictions.

Landlords and tenants have been in limbo wondering when eviction proceedings would be allowed to proceed, potentially shuttering businesses and putting families out on the street in the midst of COVID-19.