An eight-month extension of rent control for New York City would be a “last resort,” Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said Wednesday after meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Rent control in New York City and the surrounding counties in the state expired at midnight on Monday, and lawmakers are yet to reach an agreement with Cuomo on extending the measures.

A potential compromise has been to extend rent control into next year for less than 12 months so that a broader agreement could be reached.

“That will probably be looked upon as a last resort to at least give some comfort to people who are sure what’s going to happen with their homes,” Heastie told reporters. “We’re talking 2 million people, but we’re still trying to get something done.”

Talks continue on extending rent control, but Heastie said that even if a break through is made today, the Assembly will stay in Albany beyond today, which is the final scheduled day of the session.

“I think we’re going to be here tomorrow no matter what happens today. Even in the best of circumstances, I think we’re still going to be here tomorrow,” Heastie said.

Both Heastie and his counterpart in the Senate, Majority Leader John Flanagan, met separately with Cuomo in his office earlier in the day.

“I do think the governor is trying to helpful and try to get somewhere on rent,” Heastie said. “We hope to not cause any stress with peoples’ families.”