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UPDATE: New Eviction and Foreclosure Laws in Effect until May 1st,2021

Buffalo City Living January 2021 Newsletter

Buffalo City Living’s 15th Anniversary:

Join us in celebrating 15 years in business! In January of 2006, we launched the Buffalo City website and opened our first rental property off Hertel Ave in North Buffalo. 15 years later, Buffalo City Living has become one of the most prominent names in Western NY real estate. Thank you all for being part of our family business venture!

Happy New Year 2021:

Your Landlords’ Agents at Buffalo City Living, LLC want to wish you a Happy New Year and provide you with some important informational updates.

The big updates this month pertain to the recent passage of New York State’s “COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020.” The Act (S.9114/A.11181) prevents some residential evictions and foreclosures under certain circumstances until May 1st, 2021. Full details are available online at NY Governor Cuomo’s website:

How the Act affects Residential Evictions:

Tenants must submit a hardship declaration, or a document explaining the source of the hardship, to prevent evictions. Landlords can evict tenants that are creating safety or health hazards for other tenants, and those tenants who do not submit hardship declarations.

  • In accordance with NY State Law, Buffalo City Living, LLC will temporarily modify our eviction procedures as follows until May 1st, 2021:
    • If a tenant has a past due balance less than one full month’s rent, they will automatically be approved for a payment plan that allows the tenant until the end of the current calendar month to pay their balance.
    • If a tenant has a past due balance greater than or equal to one full month’s rent, the tenant will receive a 14-day written demand for payment of past due rent. The tenant then has 14 days to avoid eviction by exercising one of the following 3 options:
      • pay the total rent due
      • surrender up the possession of the premises to the Landlord’s Agent
      • email with documentation (proof) of COVID19-related hardship AND a payment plan schedule for getting caught up on past, current and future rent by May 1st, 2021.
  • Evictions for reasons other than non-payment will proceed normally, as allowed by law.

How the Act affects Residential Foreclosure Proceedings:

Homeowners and small landlords who own 10 or fewer residential dwellings can file hardship declarations with their mortgage lender, other foreclosing party or a court that would prevent a foreclosure.

Regarding Company Coronavirus (COVID19) Policies:

Our office has received a few complaints about some residents and visitors not complying with COVID19 policies. Please remember to wear masks at all times, keep a minimum 6 feet distance from others, and sanitize any touched surfaces when hosting visitors or visiting our rental homes.

  • The most recent update to our Company Coronavirus (COVID19) Policy is published on our website at
    • Please always comply with these policies and report any known violations to the Property Management Desk by calling 716-222-2489 ext. 2.


The Property Management Desk

Buffalo City Living, LLC – NY Licensed Real Estate Broker

2626 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214

By Buffalo City Living

NY Licensed Real Estate Broker & Property Management Company

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