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Navigating the New COVID-19 Eviction Protection Laws

The New York State Legislature, in what many feel is an effort to portray tenants as the downtrodden victims of their landlords and to demonize landlords as the oppressors of their tenants, passed the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 (L 2020, ch 381). Governor Cuomo signed this piece of legislation into […]

Accepting Rent by Direct Deposit

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Why Landlords Should Never Give Their Bank Account Information to Tenants It is now more common than ever for landlords to give their bank account information to tenants so that the tenants can pay their rent by direct deposit. In fact, it is quickly becoming the norm. Many landlords find that accepting rent through direct […]

How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction

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 In both Nassau and Suffolk County, when a landlord goes to court to evict a tenant, the landlord is seeking legal authority to have an enforcement officer physically remove the tenant from the rental premises, restoring possession to the landlord. The landlord is also seeking the authority to attach certain of the tenant’s assets to collect back rent due. This is the foundation of the eviction process in NY.

The Nassau County Eviction Process

Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for non-payment of rent in Nassau County, there are certain things you must know about the Nassau County eviction process. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means, generally, that you must be the owner of the property, and the person […]

What Duty Does a Landlord Have to Make Repairs if a Tenant Complains?

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In Olszewski v Neuman, 2011 NY Slip Op 51287(U), a Nassau County District Court case, tenants sued their landlord for the return of their $2,100 security deposit. The tenants entered into a one-year written lease with their landlord commencing on May 1, 2010, and vacated the apartment on October 30, 2010, seven months before the […]