Moratorium on Evictions

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[NOTE: As of June 30, 2020, the Tenant Safe Harbor Act modified and extended the protections to residential tenants and residential mortgagors only and is now the controlling law for residential tenants and residential mortgagors, not Executive Order 202.28.]

  • August 20 – Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.57, which extended the moratorium until September 20, 2020, for commercial tenants and commercial mortgagors. The latest executive order is a continuation of the moratorium, issued in Executive Order 202.28 on May 7 and modified in Executive Order 202.48 on July 6.
  • August 5 – Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.55, which extended the moratorium until September 4, 2020, for commercial tenants and commercial mortgagors. This executive order is a continuation of the moratorium, issued in Executive Order 202.28 on May 7, 2020 and modified in Executive Order 202.48 on July 6.
  • July 6 – Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.48, which continued the moratorium until August 20, 2020, issued in Executive Order 202.28 on May 7, 2020 is for commercial tenants and commercial mortgagors only. This means that the moratorium continues to prohibit the initiation of eviction and foreclosure proceedings and enforcement actions against commercial tenants and mortgagors until August 20, 2020.
  • June 30 – Governor Cuomo signed the Tenant Safe Harbor Act, which only applies to residential tenants and residential mortgagors.
  • May 7 – Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.28, which extended the moratorium until August 20, 2020 and prohibited the initiation of proceedings or enforcement of:
    • An eviction of any residential or commercial tenant for nonpayment of rent where the property is rented by someone that is eligible for unemployment insurance or other benefits under state or federal law, or facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic; or
    • A foreclosure of any residential or commercial mortgage for nonpayment of such mortgage where the property is owned or rented by someone that is eligible for unemployment insurance or other benefits under state or federal law, or facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • March 20 – Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.8, which included a 90-day moratorium (moratorium) on evictions for residential and commercial tenants, and foreclosures of any residential or commercial property. Meaning no one can be evicted in NYS until at least June 20, 2020.

August 25, 2020