I've been patiently waiting and working my best with people as a landlord in Upstate New York as the eviction moratorium keeps getting extended again and again. Many tenants are taking advantage of me and other landlords and there's nothing we can legally do about it. So I'm ramping up efforts to find or start a petition to advocate for landlord rights. Does anyone know of one that's already been started that I can sign and help circulate? Does anyone have experience with this sort of thing? What's the most effective way to go about it? Any thoughts on what it should include? Anyone that wishes to share personal experiences or thoughts is welcome. If I have to create a petition myself I'm not sure what I'd include yet. Things I'm thinking include making exceptions to the eviction moratorium and even going as far back as 2019 to amend the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019.
Hi @Christopher Pray , I do not have experience with this, but you could start with your congressman/woman. We also own property in upstate NY and we've been fortunate to have been affected very little by the moratorium and COVID. Either way - I would support the petition for landlord relief on principle alone.
What is the Kurt Vonnegut phrase from Slaughterhouse Five, “Goodness me, the clock has struck - Alackday, and f**k my luck.”
That is how things are now here in the Cuomo's Empire (State).
Having previously been on staff in the State Senate, I can say that nothing works better than being a voting constituent in district to whose representative you complain to. Sadly, If that person is a Republican member, it is like clapping with one hand. If they are a Democratic member, it is like spitting into the wind. This is the reality. The state has turned socialist to a larger degree on social issues.
In the Assembly, well, it has always been more liberal with a Republican State Senate to keep them in check; but no longer.
The only other thing that really works is money. Pick a close race and contribute to the landlord friendly candidate. And be certain that they know it. Start a collection and bundle checks with other landlords. Nothing sounds louder than a vote cast and a check being deposited.
Clearly this is not what anyone wants to hear, but if you are looking the create a result, this is how it is done.
Much success. I admire your outrage.