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Fewer NYC evictions after tenant rights are beefed up

Mitchell Hartman Jan 8, 2020
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A sheriff's eviction notice is posted on the front door of a property in Florida. Even if a court filing doesn't lead to an eviction, it can stay on a tenant's record. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Fewer NYC evictions after tenant rights are beefed up

Mitchell Hartman Jan 8, 2020
A sheriff's eviction notice is posted on the front door of a property in Florida. Even if a court filing doesn't lead to an eviction, it can stay on a tenant's record. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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New York State enacted a series of laws in June 2019 shielding tenants from big rent hikes in both rent-regulated and market-rate apartments, and providing more tenants with additional legal protections against eviction by landlords. According to city data analyzed by the Legal Aid Society, since the changes, evictions in New York City have fallen by 18.3%.

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