On September 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order extending the toll “that prohibited the initiation of a proceeding or enforcement of an eviction of any commercial tenant for nonpayment of rent . . . through October 20, 2020” (Commercial Evictions Due to Non-Payment). As a result of this Order, commercial evictions have now been, once again, stayed until at least October 20, 2020. Despite the language of the Order, commercial summary non-payment proceedings have been commenced and accepted by the New York Courts, however, enforcing a warrant and evicting a commercial tenant is clearly stayed through October 20.
As governmental orders and legislation can change daily and may alter a landlord’s decision and strategy, staying informed is of the utmost importance. If you need assistance, please contact Marci Zinn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Christopher E. Vatter at email@example.com.