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Landlord-Tenant Revolution Redux:

New York’s “Rad” Landlord-Tenant Law Revisions

By Shelby D. Green, Samuel R. Middleton, and Britney L. Frates

In June 2019, New York adopted the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA), 2019 N.Y. Laws ch. 36, amending various sections of the existing substantive and procedural laws regulating landlord-tenant relations. Calling the HSTPA “rad” suggests two things: from the perspective of housing advocates and tenants, it is “awesome,” but for property owners and investors, it is concernedly “radical.”

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