New York’s eviction moratorium has been extended until August 20th. It is important for those impacted by the eviction moratorium to know what it means for them and how the extension works because some aspects of the new executive order beginning on June 20th mark a change from the original moratorium.
According to the new executive order which applies from June 20th to August 20th, those who qualify for unemployment benefits or are experiencing a “financial hardship” because of the ongoing health crisis cannot be sued or evicted. The new order may require tenants to prove these circumstances apply to them to avoid eviction. Renters who fall into these situations cannot be evicted for nonpayment or for reasons other than nonpayment.
It is important to note that until June 20th, all residents of New York are ineligible to be evicted. After June 20th, and until the 20th of August, renters in New York will need to meet one of the two categories named in the new executive order to avoid eviction. It is important to note that landlords will need to obtain an eviction order from the court in order to legally evict a tenant. Until the 20th of June that applies to circumstances of nonpayment or if the lease has ended.
Landlord-tenant law is a resource for both landlords and tenants to better understand the eviction process. It is valuable for both landlords and tenants to understand the impact of the current pandemic on the eviction process and a landlord’s ability to evict a tenant for nonpayment or other situations.