What are the proposed grounds for eviction?

The proposed grounds for eviction are as follows: 

  • a tenant’s failure to pay rent; 
  • a tenant’s substantive lease violation; 
  • a tenant’s unreasonable refusal to allow their landlord access to the unit or premises;
  • a tenant’s illegal use of a unit or the premises in violation of an order; 
  • a tenant’s persistent nuisance activity in the unit or on the premises; 
  • a tenant’s criminal or illegal activity in the unit or on the premises; 
  • a landlord’s recovery of the premises, subject to conditions; 
  • a landlord’s entry into an enforceable, arms-length contract for sale of the property where a condition of the sale requires the property to be unoccupied at the time of the transfer of ownership; 
  • and a landlord’s receipt of a tenant’s prior consent to vacate the premises at least five months prior to the vacate date, so long as the landlord has entered into a bona fide lease agreement for the premises with a new tenant.

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1. What is the purpose of good cause eviction law?
2. What are the proposed grounds for eviction?
3. Does this legislation disrupt the process by which a landlord secures a judicial warrant of eviction against a tenant?
4. Is this rent control?
5. If this legislation is enacted, will a landlord be able to evict a tenant that is creating a nuisance for other tenants or damaging the property?
6. How is this legislation different from the New York State Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act that was recently enacted in 2019?
7. Will this legislation prevent a landlord from increasing the rent if the landlord has made repairs or improvements to the premises?
8. Will this legislation prevent a landlord from negotiating with their tenant to exit the property?
9. How long with Residential Occupancy Permits last according to the proposed legislation?
10. Will Residential Occupancy Permit fees increase under the proposed legislation?
11. Are residential dwelling units being held to a higher standard under the new Residential Occupancy Permit rules?
12. Under what circumstances will the Buildings Department revoke a Residential Occupancy Permit?
13. What additional obligations does a property owner have under the proposed Residential Occupancy Permit?