Landlords sue New York over eviction moratorium extension

New York landlords filed suit Thursday against the state over the extension of the ban on evictions, claiming it violates their Constitutional rights.

The Rent Stabilization Association, an advocacy group representing more than 25,000 owners of rent regulated apartments, and five individual landlords say that the new moratorium, which bars eviction until Jan. 15, 2022, is nearly identical to the previous law, which was struck down by the Supreme Court last month.

Their suit was filed in federal appellate court in Manhattan.

The eviction ban legislation is “nothing more than a calculated maneuver to evade judicial review and circumvent last month’s SCOTUS decision,” Joe Strasburg, head of the landlord group, said.


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