Town & Village Court Evictions in Erie County Hub Court

Town & Village Court Evictions in Erie County Hub Court

All evictions filed in town and village courts will be transferred to the Erie County Court Landlord Tenant Hub Court (“ECHC”).  The Hub Court, located in Buffalo City Court, is a virtual court using Microsoft Teams. Once the case is transferred by the village or town court, the parties will be contacted by mail with […]

NY Attorney General Cancels $200K+ in Illegal Rent & Recovers $65K For Deceived Tenants

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Landlord Denied Buffalo, NY College Students Housing And Then Claimed They Owed Thousands in Rent, Referring Them to Predatory Debt Collectors. In a textbook case of everything a New York landlord should not do, New York State Attorney General Letitia James cancelled more than $200,000 in illegal housing debt for dozens of Buffalo college students […]

Stand-Up Buffalo Rental Assistance System Re-Launched To Provide Relief While NY Awaits Additional Federal Aid

Stand-Up Buffalo Rental Assistance System Re-Launched To Provide Relief While NY Awaits Additional Federal Aid

The City of Buffalo and Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency  (BURA) announced on November 26, 2021 that it re-launched its STAND-UP Buffalo rental assistance program for income eligible residents to cover any gaps created by the complete expenditure of funds from the New York State Emergency Rental  Assistance Program (ERAP). The City of Buffalo, along with […]

Federal Judge Denies Landlords’ Motion to Block Revised NY Eviction Moratorium

Federal Judge Denies Landlords’ Motion to Block Revised NY Eviction Moratorium

U.S. District Judge Gary Brown of the Eastern District of New York rejected an effort by landlords to block New York’s revised COVID-19 eviction moratorium which expires on January 15, 2022. The New York eviction moratorium law was revised in September, 2021 after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the original […]

NY Erap – Free Rent Relief Clinics

NY Erap – Free Rent Relief Clinics

Free assistance for landlords and tenants applying for NY Emergency Rental Assistance Program rent relief funds is available on: November 10, 2021: Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main ST. Ste. 1, Williamsville, NY 1:00 pm – 5:00pm. Register by contacting Susan Fitzpatrick at (716) 631-7053 or at SFitzpatrick@amherst.ny.us November 16, 2021: Center for Elder Law & […]

How NY Landlords Can Apply for Rental Assistance

How NY Landlords Can Apply for Rental Assistance

Q: What is New York State Landlord Rental Assistance Program (LRAP)? A: Effective October 7, 2021, the New York State Landlord Rental Assistance Program (LRAP) provides rental arrears assistance to landlords whose tenants have left their rental property or who are unwilling to apply for Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Assistance may be provided for […]

Importance of the Tenant Protection Act

Importance of the Tenant Protection Act

Learn the importance of the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 in this article. Then, contact our Buffalo Landlord Tenant attorneys to get started. NY Housing Stability & Tenant Protection Act of 2019 Many clients contact us with questions about the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019. Is this new law hurting tenants? And […]

Can a NY Condominium Association Board Ban Smoking?

Can a NY Condominium Association Board Ban Smoking?

Yes, New York condominium boards can implement no smoking policies.  It is usually impossible to prevent a neighbor’s  secondhand smoke from entering your  condominium. Even running a purifier  may not remedy the problem. According to the American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, no standard ventilation system or air purifier can completely remove […]

Are NY Landlords Liable When A Tenant Assaults Another Tenant?

Are NY Landlords Liable When A Tenant Assaults Another Tenant

No. The plaintiff sued his landlord for damages for injuries stemming from an assault by another tenant. He alleged that the landlord was negligent for failing to keep the premises free from known dangerous conditions. He appealed from the grant of summary judgment to the landlord by Erie County Supreme Court. The New York State […]