New York Consolidated Laws, Real Property Law - RPP § 224. Attornment by tenant

The attornment of a tenant to a stranger is absolutely void and does not in any way affect the possession of the landlord unless made either:

1. With the consent of the landlord;  or,

2. Pursuant to or in consequence of a judgment, order, or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction;  or

3. To a purchaser at foreclosure sale.

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