New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday, May 7, that the state moratorium on eviction of tenants has been extended for another 60 days as the state continues to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.
During his daily briefing on Coronavirus Cuomo said the moratorium, which was due to expire on June 20, would now apply until August 20, during which time no late payment fees would be charged. “No one can be evicted for non-payment of rent, residential or commercial, until August 20,” Cuomo said. – I hope that this will give families a break”. Tenants will also be able to use their security deposit to pay rent, Cuomo said. For landlords, the state is working with banks on aid plans. “We’re trying to reach a compromise between tenants and landlords. We are also helping landlords, but I just don’t want families to be evicted at this difficult time,” the governor added.