Actions including termination, eviction or refusal to renew a leasehold interest or termination of any other form of lawful occupancy through a judicial proceeding may be carried out against the perpetrator of such violence or harm. Notwithstanding the terms of an existing lease, written or oral, or other form of occupancy agreement, any person with rights described in section ninety-one of this article shall have the right to continue in occupancy, and the court may so order, for a term equivalent to the balance of the original term and under the same terms and conditions as provided in the original lease or occupancy agreement.
Terms Used In N.Y. Civil Rights Law 96
- Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC