This should drag it out another 20 years
A New York man has claimed he has COVID-19 in his latest bid to avoid evicting from the Long Island home where he has not paid his mortgage for more than 20 years.
Guramrit Hanspal, 52, has previously filed a number of lawsuits and bankruptcy documents to remain in the home he bought for $290,000 in 1998.
Hanspal’s latest lawyer William D. Friedman appeared before Judge William Hohauser in Nassau County Housing Court on Thursday, the New York Post reported.
During the hearing, Friedman told the court that Hanspal – who was noticeably absent – is protected by eviction protection laws amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Hanspal has signed COVID-19 Hardship Declaration forms that allege he suffered financial hardship because he was diagnosed with the coronavirus, the New York Post reported.
‘It’s clearly within this statute to protect people who said they had COVID and, for purposes of the argument today, he had COVID, he said he had COVID and they’ve done nothing to rebut that. And I just think they’re stuck with that,’ Friedman said.