Effect of the CARES Act on Residential Leases

If you’re a landlord with a tenant not paying rent during the COVID-19 crisis, you may not be able to file a dispossessory action, even after the courts reopen, under Section 4024 of the new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act. For starters, the new federal law only applies to “covered dwellings”, which…