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 evictions in effect until Aug. 20, 2020 tenants and landlords are seeking alternative […]

May 1 Rent Due Date Looming for Many 

May 1 Rent Due Date Looming for Many 

The May 1 rent due date is looming for many tenants across New York. For people who have been out of work for the past several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, coming up with the money can be very difficult. Buffalo attorney Robert Friedman, who has been practicing landlord-tenant law in New York for […]

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 in their own hands with self-help evictions and illegal [...]

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, or appear to be from, a country with a serious […]

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 from evicting  tenants after […]

New Provisions Under the Tenant Protection Act of 2019

New Provisions Under the Tenant Protection Act of 2019

Many clients contact us with questions about the new provisions under the Tenant Protection Act of 2019. Is this new law hurting tenants? And if so, how? There are many issues involved, not the least of which is that many marginal tenants may have a harder time with applications. Landlords may not take chances on […]

Helpful Tips for Landlords

Helpful Tips for Landlords

Being a landlord carries a lot of responsibility. Likewise, you have probably got into more than a few unpleasant situations due to the nature of your job. In this article, our experienced Buffalo attorney discusses some helpful tips for landlords that will prove beneficial should you end up in these situations. For more information, contact […]

NYS Tenant Protection Act of 2019

NYS Tenant Protection Act of 2019

The New York State Housing Stability & Tenant Protection Act of 2019, which went into effect on June 14, 2019, will be a nightmare for landlords. It will result in evictions being much more time-consuming and complicated. A brief summary of most of the changes are as follows: For nonpayment evictions, a notice sent by […]

Friedman Offers Advice to Unhappy Mobile Home Tenants

Friedman Offers Advice to Unhappy Mobile Home Tenants

Tenants in Akron, NY are facing serious turmoil with their living conditions. For the past three months, about half of the residents of the Akron Mobile Home Park Tenants Association have been withholding their rent payments and have been keeping them in escrow. They want their new real estate company to know that they are […]