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Albany set to pass protections for renters, property owners

Albany set to pass protections for renters, property owners
A new bill would allow tenants to fill out a simple form declaring financial hardship caused by the pandemic in order to avoid eviction until May 1.

New York State legislature is pushing to pass a new eviction moratorium.Along with the eviction moratorium, the new legislation would bar foreclosures and tax lien sales for property owners, including small landlords who rent out 10 or fewer units.New York State legislature is pushing to pass a new eviction moratorium.“A blanket eviction moratorium without the requirement of proving economic hardship would effectively encourage thousands of employed tenants — many ironically using their apartments as their workplace — not to pay rent, and will push the city off the cliff of bankruptcy,” the Rent Stabilization Association, which reps over 25,000 Big Apple landlords, said in a statement.

Most Read The legislation comes as President Trump and Congress remain in a stalemate over a COVID relief package including a nationwide eviction moratorium set to expire this Thursday.Ribeiro/for New York Daily News) The bill builds on the state’s “Tenant Safe Harbor Act” — passed over the summer after unemployment began to skyrocket — which allows tenants facing financial hardship to avoid eviction but still requires them to show up in court if a landlord wants to kick them out.

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