New York’s eviction moratorium ended last month, but some landlords continue to deal with issues evicting tenants who are unable to pay rent.
The eviction moratorium expired on January 15. Landlord Dino Goden of Syracuse says he is still in the process of trying to evict a tenant that hasn’t paid rent in two years, according to CNY Central.
“There’s no way I could get the 23 months of rent that’s still owed to me,” said Goden.
The challenge Goden and other landlords face is in part due to the state rule that allows tenants to remain in their apartment is they have requested rental relief assistance.
The relief is only for tenants, not landlords. Gov. Kathy Hochul requested an additional $1.6 billion in federal rent relief funds in January.
As for Goden, he says he’s unable to access the apartment in the building he owns. He is waiting for the process to play out in court.
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