The new extension on the eviction moratorium has given landlords the chance to bring their tenants to court and challenge a those who claim they could not pay rent due to pandemic related hardship.
This gives landlords the chance to evict tenants when ultimately, they need to take care of themselves at the end of the day.
The way it will work is that the court will find whether a tenant is facing financial hardship, and if they are, direct them to file for the rental relief program through New York State.
Local attorney, Jamie Michelle Cain, said this system is flawed due to the difficulty presented with landlords have documentation to show their tenant is facing hardship.
These issues aren’t only hurting small landlords and stopping them from being able to pay mortgages and taxes, but they’re selling to places out of state that have nothing to do with the cities. They could turn these properties into high end lofts and apartments, further perpetuating the issue of affordable housing access.
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