The proposed good cause eviction legislation codifies an existing practice in Albany City Court landlord-tenant proceedings wherein a landlord seeks a judicial warrant of eviction against their tenant. This legislation will prevent landlords from removing their tenants without first obtaining an order from an Albany City Court judge. Good cause eviction law flips the script. Under a good cause eviction statute, each tenant in the City of Albany will be entitled to a renewal lease and protection against an unconscionable rent hike, unless the landlord can substantiate a good cause for the tenant’s eviction. The proposed legislation outlines common sense and practical grounds for eviction. A landlord must satisfy only one of the grounds for eviction before a judge may grant the warrant of eviction against the tenant.