Law got stricter for landlords regarding tenant rights to pay prior to hearing in NYC-J.Kiritsis Esq
The new set of laws that have drastically changed landlord/tenant law for NYC housing, seem to codify the previously ambiguous statute, with regards to the right of tenants to pay prior to housing court hearings.
The previous laws was not clear with regard to right to pay rent.The former statutory framework, seem to be absent of any statutory provisions which may have acted as a way of codification with regard to the often hotly contested issue revolving around the right of tenants to pay prior to housing court hearings.
The new statute arms tenants with tangible statutory language with regards to their right to pay!!!Under the new legal regime, there has been codification to the letter of the law with regards to the legal rights of tenants to pay prior certain housing court hearings. Specifically, the following enacted provision may include the following:
- A landlord is legally obligated to accept rent payment, and tenant being entitled to have legal proceeding been dismissed as a matter of law, if a payment of the rent has been paid in full at any time prior to hearing.
-This set of statutory provisions is most certainly applicable to residential tenancies, but may be expansive enough under the circumstances to include commercial tenancies.