After being vetoed by Mayor Kamal Johnson so that amendments requested by Alderman Rebecca Wolff could be made, the "good cause" eviction law in Hudson seems to have retreated into limbo. It remains to be seen if it will be taken up by the Legal Committee when that body meets on November 3.
Meanwhile, Mid Hudson News reports that a similar law was passed in Newburgh last night: "Newburgh City Council adopts good cause rental legislation."
Newburgh did not in the legislation that was passed delete paragraph 9 regarding being able to terminate a lease when a property is sold. Just who in their right mind is going to rent out a single family home now? And the incentive to convert two family homes into single family homes will be exponentially increased. Being a landlord in Hudson will now be a living hell, and the supply of rentals will decrease. We may end up with the HHA and projects that received pilots.ReplyDelete
Mandating that a lease be essentially perpetual will make an interesting "takings" case for the US Supreme Court to hear some day. And if Hudson is in the vanguard of this due to the efforts of Ms. Wolff, Hudson perhaps should consider upping its allocation of legal fees in its budget, and search for attorneys that know their way around the federal court system.