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Sweeping tenant protections for upstate signed into law

Posted by GCAR on June 17, 2019
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Real estate developers are slamming a slew of tenant protections that passed the Legislature Friday, predicting the new laws will impede the Capital Region’s economic development.

An omnibus package, signed into law by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, includes a number of statewide provisions, including making it more difficult to evict a tenant, restricting rent increases for mobile homes, and prohibiting landlords from charging excessive security deposits.

It also allows upstate municipalities to opt into a New York City-style rent regulation system that applies to buildings larger than six units that were built before 1974.

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