More than 50 percent of commercial tenants have not paid rent since mid-March. Some have skipped payments; others have sought rent abatement or deferrals. Due to the grave and unprecedented circumstances brought on by the coronavirus shutdown, Gov. Andrew Cuomo temporarily prohibited landlords from evicting tenants who were in arrears.
No matter how well-intentioned the emergency measure seemed, the eviction ban has shifted the financial burden of the pandemic from tenants to landlords. The tenant protections must be rolled back — or at the very least, modified.
Read our full discussion of these issues in our article published at https://rcbizjournal.com/2020/06/10/new-york-landlords-take-it-on-the-chin/
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