On June 14, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the “Statewide Housing Security and Tenant Protection Act of 2019” (“Act”). The Act dramatically changes existing landlord-tenant laws and extends and expands tenant rights and protections throughout the State of New York. The list below highlights some of the major changes to come from the Act. On October 12, 2019 the entirety of the Act will be in effect.
A sampling of the changes and additions to the law under this Act include, but are not limited to:
Prohibition of a landlord’s refusal to rent to a prospective tenant for their past or pending involvement in eviction proceedings.