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Tuesday, December 03, 2019

New Law: harassment of a rent regulated tenant

On December 3, 2019, the NY State crime of harassing a rent regulated tenant was expanded by way of the tenant protection act of 2019.

New Penal Law section 241.02 and amended Penal Law 241.05 have created the crimes of harassment of a rent regulated tenant in the first and second degree with the second degree being chargeable with a misdemeanor and the first degree with a felony.

These laws are effective on May 31, 2020.

Be very careful when evicting a regulated tenant - they have rights!

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