New York State Senator Lea Webb (D-NY52), is applauding recent anti-deed theft legislation which was signed into law by Governor Hochul earlier this week. The measure will be considered a win for current and prospective homeowners by allowing the Attorney General’s office to investigate and litigate deed theft.
A deed theft occurs when someone steals the title to someone else’s home without their knowledge or approval either through forgery, or fraudulently. A majority of older and low income New Yorkers have been a target for deed theft for years, which leads to the loss of property.
Lead Webb’s office said in a release this legislation is a key tool in law enforcement’s belt against these crimes.
Senator Lea Webb said, “For many, the goal of someday owning a home is a point of great pride, security, and community investment. It’s critical that we do everything we can to help people remain in their homes once they buy them, and protect owners from bad actors looking to exploit their dreams. I was proud to vote for Senator Kavanagh’s bill, S6577, and applaud the governor signing it into law as a major win for New York homeowners.”