BPS Partner Jim Glatthaar Presents Landlord-Tenant Update
On October 27, 2022, Bleakley Platt partner Jim Glatthaar co-taught a two-hour continuing legal education class for Judicial Title to update other practitioners on Landlord-Tenant law in New York. During the past 3 years, the practice of Landlord-Tenant law changed drastically, first with the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019, then with a series of pandemic induced changes, including Governor’s Executive Orders, NY Chief Administrative Judge’s Administrative Orders, the Tenant Safe Harbor Act of 2020, the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020, extensions of eviction and foreclosure moratoria and Court decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court to Federal District Courts to City and Justice Courts where most Landlord-Tenant practice takes place. Mark Guterman of Lehrman, Lehrman & Guterman, LLP also co-taught the CLE class
The CLE class was conducted on Zoom with over 350 people, mostly attorneys, in attendance. Topics covered by Mr. Glatthaar included an analysis of Court decisions raising constitutional challenges to various forms of rent control, rent stabilization, and tenant protection laws; the effect of the end of eviction and foreclosure moratorium; local government attempts to interject themselves into Landlord-Tenant law; and a proposed law which would limit the rights of landlords to evict tenants unless the landlords allege and establish “good cause” for the evictions.