Landlords from Schenectady, elsewhere in state, fret over strengthened tenants rights

October 8, 2019

Evictions are disruptive, Romaker said, and can create a ripple effect with ramifications throughout society, especially when children are involved. (Robert Romaker, Managing attorney, LASNNY)


“It has a devastating impact on families,” he said.


He welcomed the strengthened safeguards for hardship cases, citing a client he represented last year who was facing eviction for missing his rent payment by one day while battling stage 4 cancer.


“This new law will help those situations,” Romaker said. “This gives the court more discretion to fashion a fairer remedy than summary issuing an order of eviction for someone who is dying and undergoing chemotherapy.”


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