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Cuomo Extends Eviction Moratorium to August 20

During his Thursday daily briefing, Governor Cuomo announced an extension of the eviction moratorium through August 20. Previously, the moratorium was set to expire on June 20. This applies to both residential and commercial tenants.

Cuomo remains resistant to calls for a rent moratorium (as mortgage-holders have received) but announced the rent issue would be revisited by the new August deadline.

What this means for renters:

  • You cannot be evicted before August 20 regardless of your ability to pay
  • Your landlord cannot currently impose late fees (pending Cuomo’s promised signed orders)
  • You may use your security deposit to make up for past-due rent (again, pending Cuomo’s promised signed orders)

What this means for landlords:

  • You may not currently impose late fees
  • You may not evict tenants who are overdue on rent (pending Cuomo’s promised signed orders)
  • You may contact renters to negotiate whether they would like to use their security deposit to make up for past due rent (pending Cuomo’s promised signed orders)



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