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Suspension Of Personal Liability Guarantees In Leases, Eviction Moratorium, and Harassment

a close up of a busy city street

The NYC Hospitality Alliance successfully advocated to pass a critically important law suspending the enforcement of personal liability in commercial leases, so small business owners could not have their personal assets seized by their landlords due to their inability to pay rent because of Covid-19 and the severe government restrictions placed on their operations. We also helped secure and extend the state’s Commercial Eviction Moratorium so small businesses could be kicked out of their space. Another important law was enacted that increased penalties to landlords for harassing commercial tenants affected by Covid-19.