This bill adds new requirements for evictions based on the owner's intent to renovate a property. It requires eviction notices to provide tenants with at least 60 days notice to vacate and to describe the specific work that will be done on the dwelling unit and the approximate timeframe for the work. In order to prevail in an eviction hearing, the owner must establish that the work cannot be safely performed while the unit is occupied, that the work will take more than 30 days, and that the tenant has been offered a comparable unit at a rent that does not exceed their current rent.

Additionally, the bill allows the court to grant a discretionary stay of eviction for up to 6 months in cases where the landlord intends to repair, renovate, or rehabilitate the premises or remove the dwelling from the rental market.

The fiscal impact of this bill is indeterminable, as it is not possible to estimate how it would impact the number and complexity of court filings.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 540:13-c