Ulster Legislature to consider countywide good cause eviction law
KINGSTON – The Ulster County Legislature will consider a proposed Good Cause Eviction Law to protect tenants and provide clarity to landlords in the months ahead.
The state has excluded justifications for eviction from state law leaving it up to municipalities to determine if further regulation is appropriate.
Under the local law proposed by Legislator Abe Uchitelle (D, Kingston), evictions would only proceed in instances in which a judge determines that the property owner has good cause. The local law would define “good cause.”
The measure is supported by Citizen Action New York and Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson.