Landlord Can Proceed with Eviction Delayed Since March 2020 by Pandemic
LVT Number: #32038
Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant after the tenancy terminated. The court granted landlord a judgment of possession and issuance of an eviction warrant, with execution on the warrant stayed through March 31, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in various executive and administrative orders, delayed the eviction. Landlord then asked the court for permission to execute the warrant. The court ruled in November 2020 that landlord could proceed but stayed execution on the warrant through Dec. 31, 2020, on condition that tenant make payments for use and occupancy in November and December 2020. NY State then passed the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act, and tenant filed a Hardship Declaration. This further delayed any execution on the warrant through Jan. 15, 2022. Landlord again asked for permission to execute the eviction warrant. The court ruled for landlord but stayed execution on the warrant through April 29, 2022.
Israel v. Noel: Index No. 77870/19, NYLJ No. 1650956110 (Civ. Ct. Kings; 4/1/22; Weisberg, J)