In 2019, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (HSTPA). Among other things, The HSTPA expanded the scope of what constitutes harassment in the context of a landlord-and-tenant relationship. The definition of harassment was greatly broadened and expanded the liability of landlord harassment if their conduct was geared toward forcing a tenant to leave their home, or otherwise to make a tenant feel unsafe in their own residence.
Harassment cases if successful can carry several severe consequences to landlords, owners, and managing agents of buildings, Including restraining orders, civil penalties, and damages. Oftentimes, harassment cases may be resolved by settlement however where such cases cannot be settled, a very fact-sensitive, technical, and detail-oriented trial will be required in order to ascertain whether or not a landlord committed harassment. At Layliev Law, We take a very aggressive and meticulous approach to defend or prosecuting landlord-tenant harassment cases And have Obtained successful results Throughout the boroughs of New York.