Commercial tenants have it tough. Sometimes landlords have their own plans for the space where you make your living, disrupting your business and earnings. This is just one reason why New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a law that shields mom-and-pop shops from landlord harassment.
Calling small businesses essential to the city, the New York mayor said the new law will protect these shops from harassment and penalize offending landlords. But for some business advocacy groups the law does not go far enough and they are pushing for additional protective measures on behalf of commercial tenants.