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Legal Information: New York
Updated: November 9, 2020
What protections does this law offer?
If you are a person who is protected under this law, you may be able to:
- end your lease early without penalty; and
- be free from your responsibility to pay rent to your landlord for the rest of the lease period.1
1 NY Real Prop § 227-c(1)
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