Under Albany's new Good Cause Eviction Law, most tenants can only be evicted for certain reasons, also known as "good causes." These include:
- Not paying rent
- Violating the lease
- Refusing to allow the landlord access to the unit
- Persistent nuisance activity
- Criminal/illegal activity
- The landlord or their immediate relative plans to move in
- Certain property sales
- The tenant previously agreed to leave (at least 5 months ago), and the landlord has signed a new lease with someone else.
An expired lease alone is not a valid reason to evict someone in Albany.
Be Aware: This law does not apply to owner-occupied properties with 4 or fewer units.