What are the "good causes" (reasons) for eviction in Albany?

Under Albany's new Good Cause Eviction Law, most tenants can only be evicted for certain reasons, also known as "good causes." These include:

  1. Not paying rent
  2. Violating the lease
  3. Refusing to allow the landlord access to the unit
  4. Persistent nuisance activity
  5. Criminal/illegal activity
  6. The landlord or their immediate relative plans to move in
  7. Certain property sales
  8. 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.

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1. What do I do if I get an eviction notice?
2. I just received an eviction notice - how soon could I be evicted?
3. Will I have an attorney in court?
4. Do I have to go to court? Should I go to court?
5. Is it true that my landlord cannot evict me if the unit has no ROP?
6. Can I be evicted for an expired lease?
7. What are the "good causes" (reasons) for eviction in Albany?