Covid 19 legal impact on commercial landlort-tenant cases in NYC. Kiritsis Law 212 922 0005
The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted virtually all facets of life in New York City, including the substantive and procedural type of laws , with regards to commercial eviction cases.
Frequent legal dispute causes.No set of laws lives in a vacuum. By this, one can mean that to decipher what legal framework to apply on a certain case fact pattern, one may have to look at how said set of laws may interact with other sets of laws -- which maybe complimentary, contradictory and/or both. One thing to keep in mind, with regards to commercial leases, is that much of the finalized commercial lease agreements end-product document, is very often the result of the differences in the bargaining powers among the different contracting parties. As far the preceding assertion goes, it may be safe to deduce that any legal landscape changes brought about by Covid 19, may have caused (and be caused by) changes, in the ever tense landlord-tenant relationship.
Food for thought.Out of the myriad of ways, which Covid 19 has caused legal disruptions on commercial landlord-tenant controversies/litigation/disputes, perhaps the more significant one maybe with regards to a moratorium on legal commencement actions for NYC commercial housing court eviction case proceedings, that was issued by Governor Cuomo. Initially, such moratorium was set to expire on or about January 31st, 2021. As of the time of this writing, it may appear that this moratorium and/or amendments/extensions to it (if any) are either coming to an end and/or may have already ended in some cases.