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Ongoing Efforts Against Good Cause Eviction

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As an update to the below email highlighting my recent work to stop the proposed Good Cause Eviction from passing, please see my latest article published in Law360: "New York's Good Cause Eviction Bill Is Problematic." If you have any questions about how GCE could affect your properties, please reach out.


Alexander Lycoyannis

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  • "New York's Good Cause Eviction Bill Is Problematic," by Alexander Lycoyannis (Law360 | March 3)
  • "Good Cause Eviction legislation an absurd proposal," by Alexander Lycoyannis (Albany Times Union | March 2)

  • "Albany’s ‘No Eviction Ever’ bill will devastate landlords — and NY’s housing stock," by Alexander Lycoyannis (New York Post | February 18)

  • "The ‘Good Cause Eviction’ Bill: A Proposal Under Consideration" by Warren A. Estis and Alexander Lycoyannis (New York Law Journal | February 2)

Media Highlights

  • “I foresee cases ramping up gradually over the next number of weeks,” said Alexander Lycoyannis, an attorney with Rosenberg & Estis who is providing counsel on evictions to landlords with tenants owing rent. “My broad advice is you shouldn't expect anything to happen very quickly, but you have to assert your rights.” (Bisnow | February 3)

  • “When you add it all up, you have a real concern to be able to recoup investments or necessary maintenance costs, and the fact that the occupants will have al the rights of ownership with none of the obligations,” Lycoyannis said. “The statute essentially turns property ownership on its head.” (Multi-Housing News | February 3)

  • “What the statute actually says is that a rent increase can’t be ‘unreasonable,’” Lycoyannis says. “Thus, as written, S3082 permits a tenant to challenge even the smallest imaginable rent increase as unreasonable, which would, in turn, force the owner to spend time and resources justifying any such increase before it can hope to obtain a judgment for the rent owed.” (Habitat Magazine | January 20)

Recent Events

  • Alexander Lycoyannis spoke before the New York Association of Realty Managers about the issues surrounding Good Cause Eviction. Click here to watch the recording.

  • Alexander Lycoyannis testified against the proposed Good Cause Eviction bill at the Senate Committee Hearing on January 7, 2022. Click here to watch the recording and click here to read Alex's full written testimony.
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