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On June 14, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation modifying existing rent laws and enacting significant landlord-tenant reforms including the Statewide Housing Security and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (collectively, the 2019 Rent Laws). To date, the real estate industry has focused primarily on the sweeping impact the new laws will have on residential tenancies and the deregulation of rent-stabilized apartments. The reforms, however, also dramatically impact commercial tenancies by altering non-residential summary proceedings and significantly hampering the ability of commercial landlords to respond effectively and quickly to tenant defaults.
By James O’Brien
Part Two of a Two-Part Article
Part One of this article outlined the basic elements of a subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreement (SNDA), which regulates two competing interests in the same property — tenant’s right to possess its premises pursuant to its lease and mortgage lender’s security interest in that same premises. Part Two explains the differences between the concepts of “non-disturbance” and “recognition,” while contending that lease recognition is more important to the tenant than not having its possession disturbed.
By Thomas. C. Lambert and Steven Shackman
Possession of real property is a matter of physical fact. Having the right or legal entitlement to possession is not "possession," possession is “the fact of having or holding property in one’s power.” That power means having physical dominion and control over the property.
Court Decides Who Is the ‘Prevailing Party’
No Duty to Collect Rent from Subsequent Tenant
By James O’Brien
Part One of a Two-Part Article
This article outlines the basic elements of an SNDA and will explain the differences between the concepts of “non-disturbance” and “recognition,” while contending that lease recognition is more important to the tenant than not having its possession disturbed.