NYC small landlords say new eviction moratorium gives tenants excuse to skip rent

The newest New York State anti-eviction laws brought much needed relief to tenants shell-shocked by financial hardships wrought by COVID, but some mom-and-pop landlords worry those measures may ultimately leave them holding the bag.

Those landlords, owners of two- and three-family homes and smaller apartment buildings, say the newest laws adopted in Albany last month are too broad and ignore cases where tenants who are working and have the means to pay rent, simply aren’t — putting cash-strapped owners in a bind when it comes to paying their mortgage, tax and other bills.

Sharon Redhead owns a 19-unit apartment building in Brownsville, Brooklyn, and said some of the renters living there need the help — but not all of them.

The newest New York State anti-eviction laws brought much needed relief to tenants shell-shocked by financial hardships wrought by COVID, but some mom-and-pop landlords worry those measures may ultimately leave them holding the bag.

Those landlords, owners of two- and three-family homes and smaller apartment buildings, say the newest laws […]

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  1. You need to save money for a rainy days like these days. It’s not the landlords fault that you can’t pay your rent, it’s your fault because you don’t save your money. Always an excuse, what you don’t think landlords have bills to pay as well. We are becoming a socialist society and that doesn’t work in the United States of America. Get a job, save your money, and pay your bills

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