SCOTUS BLOCKS PART OF NY EVICTION MORATORIUM
Updated: Aug 20
Posted by Casandra Properties on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 at 9:58am.
Late last week, The Supreme Court temporarily blocked part of an eviction moratorium in New York allowing tenants to self-certify that they have experienced financial hardship as a result of job/income loss or increased expenses due to the Coronavirus pandemic – rather than providing proof to avoid eviction. In the unsigned order, the majority wrote that the New York policy “appeared to violate landlords' right to due process because it allows a tenant's declaration of hardship to deny them legal recourse.” This order will remain in effect and is expected to allow some evictions to resume once the Moratorium has expired at the end of August 2021. Of course, this is a small win for New York landlords – for a change, who really have been heavily battered during the pandemic, especially the ‘mom and pop’ investors out there. Landlords have strong reason to believe that some tenants, of course, are piggybacking on the crisis and trying to cover up that they haven’t been paying since before the pandemic began. Read the entire article, as reported by The Hill. James Prendamano, CEO of Casandra Properties, Inc. Follow James Prendamano on Instagram and check him out on the Casandra Properties real estate podcast.