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Revised Foreclosure Proceedings in New York Print PDF


On July 24, Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks released a memorandum lifting the stay on residential foreclosures and incorporating Administrative Order 157/20.  The key takeaways are below:

  • Residential Foreclosures
    • The stay on commencement and enforcement is lifted, and filing and service of documents is permitted, as of July 27, 2020.
    • In accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.28, certain commercial foreclosures remain stayed through August 19, 2020.
  • Mandatory Conferencing
    • The Court will initiate a status or settlement conference prior to any further proceedings in a foreclosure matter to address a “range of subjects related to the case and COVID-19 concerns.”
    • After holding such a conference, the Court may address and decide any pending or future motion, and entertain other applications.
  • Auction/Sale Start Date
    • No auction or sale may be scheduled to occur prior to October 15, 2020.
  • Localized Implementation
    • Further guidance will be forthcoming from administrative judges in each judicial district.
  • Remote Appearances
    • All appearances will “be conducted remotely to the fullest extent practicable.”

Judge Marks’ July 24, 2020 Memorandum and Administrative Order 157/20 can be found at:

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