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NY Landlords Now Required to Provide Tenants Notice Before Terminating a Lease

The Legal Aid Society lauded a law which went into effect over the weekend which requires that landlords of unregulated apartments — those that are not under rent-regulated control — to provide tenants advance notice when they decline to renew the current lease and when they plan to increase the rent 5 percent or more. This law was included in the package of housing reforms passed by the Legislature and enacted into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo this past June, as reported by Patch.

“All it does is allow people to make plans so that at the end of their lease term they can move into a new home as opposed to being left on the streets and trying to figure out where to go,” said Ellen Davidson, Staff Attorney with the Civil Law Reform Unit at The Legal Aid Society.