submitted by Kevin M. Quinn On June 30, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed into law the New York Tenant Safe Harbor Act (the Act), which provides further protections to tenants suffering from financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act prohibits courts from ever evicting residential tenants who failed to pay their rent during the…

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submitted by F. Alex Fehrman, Esq. With the escalation of the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the state, there has been a lot of confusion over the past few weeks when it comes to homeowners making their mortgage payments. As an attorney who focuses on foreclosure prevention I have received many questions on this issue over the…

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submitted by F. Alex Fehrman, Esq. What if I have trouble paying my mortgage? This is a question that nobody wants to ask. Unfortunately, as the Covid-19 epidemic drags on and many individuals face an economic hardship, it is a question more and more people are asking during this difficult time. When your house is…

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Kevin Quinn, Staff Attorney Housing Unit Tenants often have difficulty recovering all or even a portion of the security deposit that they paid to their landlord at the beginning of their tenancy.  The following are some useful tips we recommend using to insure that your transition out of your apartment is a smooth one. The…

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The Erie County In Rem 163 Tax Foreclosure Auction will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2015.  The County has yet to publish their list of foreclosed properties.  If your 2011 and prior property taxes are not paid by a future date to be determined by the County, your property may be included in the…

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Over the past several years, the problem of hoarding has come to light in our community, and across the country. According to the Mayo Clinic, Hoarding Disorder is “a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them”

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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has unveiled a new program called NYS-MAP that is designed to help many New Yorkers save their homes from foreclosure. This program will provide loans to eligible homeowners at low rates. The loans can be used for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to reinstating mortgages,…

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The FHA has several programs designed to help people avoid foreclosure and save their homes. They recently held a training to clarify their policies as the FHA discovered that several banks appeared to be denying HAMP loan modifications to eligible borrowers. Numerous borrowers have been denied the ability to keep their home where they can…

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