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Poll Time (by JR [ME]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 8:55 AM
Just read a great article on Reason dot com.
On “Federal Eviction Moratorium expiring“. Jist of the article is the oft-feared Eviction Tsunami is way overblown. Seems that in good times 90% of tenants pay their rent in any given month, and recently it’s 87.6%. And in areas where eviction courts have reopened, taking the backlog volume into account, eviction rates are unchanged from historical norms.
I know we like to be itch on this forum about the sky is falling and big gov’t is trying to destroy small landlords, but as a small landlord with 5 properties, my tenants are all current.
Poll question: Have your tenants’ delinquency rates gone up in this time of Covid?
Me: No. --174.196.xxx.xx
Poll Time (by C&J [CO]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 8:59 AM
No, but we are small time, with 2 properties --67.143.xxx.xx
Poll Time (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 9:27 AM
No in fact 2 have used their extra federal dollars to pay slightly ahead.
However since people are home more, I've noticed that my W&S bills have gone up and instead of only needing the rubbish picked up once a week it needs to have a partial pickup once a week as well.
I've also held off on my yearly increase notices which normally go out on May 1 for a July 1 effective date. I'm thinking of sending increase notices August 1 for an October 1 effective date. I want to get those out incase our state legislature decide to freeze rents. --71.174.xxx.xx
Poll Time (by Plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 9:52 AM
No problems paying here. --99.203.xx.xxx
Poll Time (by Marie [MO]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 10:14 AM
All are current. --98.156.xxx.xxx
Poll Time (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 10:34 AM
All good here. --173.216.xxx.xx
Poll Time (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 10:45 AM
I rent to the sorts of people who are less likely to lose jobs: I've got police, firemen, nurses... had a doctor last year.
Fast food workers, store clerks, waitresses can't afford my rent so I don't have any of those type tenants.
Landlords on this forum are more likely to screen well and keep the deadbeats out, so a survey here might not reflect national figures. --98.146.xxx.xxx
Poll Time (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 11:21 AM
I was the first to file a new case when our court opened, the hearing was 4 weeks later and several cases filed just before court closed were ahead of me, 7 were incomplete paperwork from the plaintiff but they were recalled after a good case was called - yes over and over, my case took a few minutes as usual because everything was filed with the court but it took 2 hours to get it on top of the docket. More folks need this website to get things done effectively, Thanx to Jeffrey, family and staff. --76.188.xxx.xxx
Poll Time (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 11:49 AM
Same as what Oregon Woodsmoke said. No issues. Not even a hint. --216.186.xxx.xx
Poll Time (by JEN [IL]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 12:27 PM
All are current. Also, no hint of any issues. --192.82.x.xxx
Poll Time (by Coplin [CA]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 12:45 PM
All of mine are current. --47.157.xxx.xx
Poll Time (by PG [SC]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 1:20 PM
Now I have only two - B+ - both are current - I did talk to them back in March about job security and the pandemic - one had to quarantine - but no problems with paying.
Reality and the news media. Is that the real question. --184.20.xxx.xx
Poll Time (by laura [MD]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 1:32 PM
All current & no notices of pending move. --108.56.xxx.xx
Poll Time (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 1:36 PM
Small singles, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, on time with their rents. Larger apartments with 3 to 4 bedroom with lots of occupants -- some late and partial payers.
Single family homes, on time to a few days late.
Retail, strip malls and offices -- Closed, out of business, pay as they please! With zero evictions the ones that can operated and "bank" their rent money, are keeping their rent money for themselves. --47.155.xx.xxx
Poll Time (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 1:41 PM
All current - knock wood - and 2 paid a bit ahead.
Received notice of a long-term tenant moving end of August - leaving the area to go join his father's business in preparation for taking it over in a few years.
He had Covid and has just recovered. He did not require hospitalization but he described it as feeling like pneumonia (can't breath) and the flu (aches and pains) at the same time.
We just did a preview walk-through of his unit to get an idea what we are facing after 10 years since the last true renovation. Turns out not bad at all. Lots of things very out of date, and we will take it out of commission to update things, but damage we saw was minimal and purely normal wear and tear. And it didn't even stink: apparently he doesn't smoke anymore.
Big Relief. --67.55.xx.xx
Poll Time (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 1:42 PM
Rent collections are current.
Poll Time (by Doris [OH]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 3:31 PM
We only have 6 apartments. Rent is current and not even a hint of a problem. However I recently discovered that in one of our units with married couple and 1 young child, both of the adults lost their jobs due to Covid and one stayed home with child while other got job with local grocery. I only discovered this when I ran into him working in the grocery. Careful screening really paid off for us this time. --184.59.xxx.xx
Poll Time (by Gwen [IN]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 3:41 PM
Two out of ten have not paid. My tenancy is biweekly so I did not renew their leases and they are holding over. Can’t wait to file. Don’t understand why as a private citizen it is my responsibility to provide housing for free while I continue to have the have the responsibility of a commercial mortgage and all other costs. --73.189.xxx.xx
Poll Time (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 4:51 PM
As usual, much ado about nothing. Not one of our tenants have even been late since this all started.
Most of this is merely scare tactics with one party trying to convince people we need more Socialist programs to protect the fine citizenry that are starving in the streets.
In fact, from what I've heard, even many of those who have quit paying are doing it by choice based on the recommendations of folks like AOC and others who believe no one should have to pay rent. --73.25.xx.xxx
Poll Time (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 6:31 PM
Only lost one month early on. After a discussion with them they decided to move out. Other than that, all have paid. --64.130.xx.xxx
Poll Time (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 6:32 PM
Doris, those are the good people that we all want as tenants. And, they give me hope for the future. --70.92.xxx.xxx
Poll Time (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 7:24 PM
JR, You should consider that you have polled a group of landlords who actively seek improvement in their rental operations; evidenced by their presence on this LL forum.
Were you to poll a group that doesn’t screen tenants effectively and have good systems in place, you would likely find many more non paying tenant troubles than you found here. --67.43.xxx.xxx
Poll Time (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 7:52 AM
I had 2 out of 16 tenants who became non-payers during the Covid shutdown. Both of these were slow payers before the pandemic hit and then became non-payers during the pandemic. One of these tenants I evicted when the moratorium here was lifted (July 1st) and the other has been served notice for eviction. --68.63.xxx.xxx
Poll Time (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 9:05 AM
All units rented and paying on time. --107.216.xxx.xxx
Poll Time (by Barbara [VA]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 9:43 AM
I have 1 who is now late. Unfortunately I did file for an unlawful detainer. She has been with me 12 years. I definitely would work with her as until recently she has never missed a payment. However if she doesn't reach out to me I have no choice. --174.251.xxx.xx
Poll Time (by CJ [MO]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 11:51 AM
All paid so far. One tried not pay or delay using Co-vid as excuse. One bad tenant refuse to move out after termination. --104.186.x.xxx
Poll Time (by CJ [MO]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 11:52 AM
All paid so far. One tried not pay or delay using Co-vid as excuse. One tenant refuse to move out after termination. --104.186.x.xxx
Poll Time (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 8:27 PM
RobertJ,As an immigrant I know I shouldn’t be giving you advice,but get rid of those strip malls and any kind of Mall,for that matter , get more houses and apartments,people have to live somewhere but most shopping will be done on the internet..............................charlie......................? ? ? ?...... --32.214.xxx.xx
Poll Time (by Dodge [PA]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 8:40 PM
All current. Hope it lasts. --174.198.xxx.xxx
Poll Time (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 8:51 PM
Only one out of thirteen. Asked for a rent holiday in April and I said no. Partial paid April, May and June. Caught up with July. Our governor was clear that tenants still owed rent and then allowed evictions to start in July. I think that helped. --73.17.xx.xxx
Poll Time (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 5:59 AM
All are current, 1 tried using COVID to try to hold over a couple weeks so he didn’t have to pay to store his stuff before he and his girlfriend moved into a new place together. Once I explained to him that he would still be held responsible for the rent for the entire month, even if it was just a “few things left in the unit for a couple weeks” he left on time. --174.242.xx.xx
Poll Time (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 10:21 AM
I have a mix of rentals from decent houses to small-town multis (where the rent is like $500/month and even people making minimum wage can meet the minimum requirements).
None are behind due to Covid. In fact, like was mentioned above, a couple of them who were a little behind have been able to catch up.
You give people $2400+/month -- who were making $1,638/month at full-time-minimum-wage -- and suddenly they can pay a lot more of their bills/debt/whatever!
We've had a couple pay ahead even.
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