For Smaller Landlords, Rent Moratoriums Just Pass The Payment Buck Up The Chain


Featured In: Forbes | Written By: Erik Sherman | Featuring: Michelle P. Quinn | Partner at Gallet, Dreyer & Berkey LLP

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Keep living in an apartment without paying rent? In the “before times,” it would have been unthinkable — at least without a concerted legal battle with an angry landlord.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, though, all that went out the window.

Congress first put an eviction moratorium into place from March 27 to July 24, 2020, during a time when many millions were out of work. Then the pandemic continued, and Congress and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control started taking turns extending moratoriums to stop people being turned out into a world of contagion and potentially spreading it.


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Michelle P. Quinn


Michelle P. Quinn represents cooperative and condominium boards, businesses, and individuals regarding issues with shareholders and owners in commercial and residential landlord-tenant litigation, including summary proceedings, administrative agency hearings, and Supreme Court actions and appeals.  She has substantial experience with Mitchell-Lama cooperatives, redevelopment companies, and tenancies protected by New York State Rent Regulation.

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