LLs Locking Out Ts (by WL [CA]) Jul 31, 2020 12:14 AM|
LLs Locking Out Ts (by Robert J [CA]) Jul 31, 2020 12:20 AM
LLs Locking Out Ts (by WL [CA]) Jul 31, 2020 1:16 AM
LLs Locking Out Ts (by NE [PA]) Jul 31, 2020 5:14 AM
LLs Locking Out Ts (by Richard [MI]) Jul 31, 2020 6:45 AM
LLs Locking Out Ts (by JR [ME]) Jul 31, 2020 7:08 AM
LLs Locking Out Ts (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jul 31, 2020 8:27 AM
LLs Locking Out Ts (by MikeA [TX]) Jul 31, 2020 9:46 AM
LLs Locking Out Ts (by DJ [VA]) Jul 31, 2020 10:01 AM
LLs Locking Out Ts (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jul 31, 2020 10:04 AM
LLs Locking Out Ts (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jul 31, 2020 10:07 AM
LLs Locking Out Ts (by mike [CA]) Jul 31, 2020 11:45 AM
LLs Locking Out Ts (by Sandy [CO]) Aug 3, 2020 6:44 PM
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LLs Locking Out Ts (by WL [CA]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 12:14 AM
California landlords are locking out struggling tenants. A 'tsunami of evictions' may be next(How long will this "crisis" go on?)
The Guardian ^ | July 30, 2020 | Sam Levin
Some California tenants have faced increasingly aggressive eviction efforts over the last month, despite emergency protections meant to preserve people’s housing during the coronavirus pandemic. And although advocates have urged state officials to strengthen the rules, key renters’ protections are set to expire without new state plans in place.
Amid rising coronavirus infections and a worsening economic crisis, hundreds of thousands of renters are now at risk of becoming homeless in California, potentially exacerbating the state’s dire housing crisis. In addition, advocates fear the lack of protections will embolden some landlords to resort to hostile methods to get their renters out, at a time when many Californians have nowhere to go . . . Google for full article
LLs Locking Out Ts (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 12:20 AM
Any landlord here that tries to intimidate, harass or evict tenant, affected by C-19 or not, will face $10,000 fine and possible prison time....
LLs Locking Out Ts (by WL [CA]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 1:16 AM
According to the article, LLs are getting restraining orders and doing massive renovations. Apparently one "subtenant" was locked out then workers demolished the cabinets, electric outlets, sink etc and removed the appliances then the power was shut off. LL responded that the T had moved out and shut off the power and that "subtenant" was not on the lease or authorized in apt so repairs and turnover began . . . --174.65.xx.xxx
LLs Locking Out Ts (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 5:14 AM
Oh well. Who didn't see this coming? I don't have a problem with it given the circumstances. --50.107.xxx.xxx
LLs Locking Out Ts (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 6:45 AM
So they think it is OK to steal the efforts and money of another by living for free in a home someone else had to work to buy.
Welcome to socialism.
Maybe next some people will demand that those who work just turn over their pay to those who don't feel like working.
Oh, they already do! Welfare. Free everything. --172.222.xx.xxx
LLs Locking Out Ts (by JR [ME]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 7:08 AM
“The Guardian” is the UK equivalent of MSNBC. Far, far left. Our own recent poll here on this board of real live landlords paints a much different picture of most tenants continuing to pay their rent.
It’s like you can’t trust the news to be 100% accurate and unbiased anymore. --98.13.xx.xxx
LLs Locking Out Ts (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 8:27 AM
While the committee of social justice will start to open where hearings begin the reactionary left wing fringe groups talk about mass evictions which is so far from reality that only a small number have not paid rent. With the $2,000 per month food and housing allowance there should no problem paying rent. Now the phase 3 is going to open economy many are going to return to work where some people worked during the crisis. If anyone beliefs that a extreme left wing fringe have any credibility who do not even represent 0.01 per cent of the population. A few months ago the curve was flattened out where the number of cases continues to decline. What the extreme fringe nutcases believe in is no private sector rental housing ownership plan and simple. Now with the huge amount of debt that municipal, provincial and federal governments now have there is never going to be the money to ever buy out private sector rental housing. Governments should now be thinking why they are funding nut cases who have no understanding about reality. How do fund universal health care then become the sole owner of all the rental housing at the same time is not possible even before the crisis. Like everywhere else at the hearings some realize they have to pay rent where there is opportunity to clear up rent arrears which does result in a eviction. Eviction with the sheriff is only used as enforcement if the tenant wants to end a tenancy by not paying rent. --147.194.xxx.xx
LLs Locking Out Ts (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 9:46 AM
If the fine is in-fact $10,000, I could see how a landlord might see this as a cheaper alternative to continuing to let the tenant live rent free. After all for a $2000 a month rent it would only take 5 months to break even if they threw the max fine at you. --64.130.xx.xxx
LLs Locking Out Ts (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 10:01 AM
This will be getting much more common. (from my crystal ball) --70.160.xxx.xxx
LLs Locking Out Ts (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 10:04 AM
If all the tenant advocates and the government are so worried about tenants becoming homeless, all they have to do is put the tenants on the program where the government pays their rent.
I don't particularly want welfare tenants, but if it comes down to a choice between that and having families stay without paying rent while I pay their rent and utilities and can't get them out and have no way to make them ever pay, I'll take the government housing check.
LLs Locking Out Ts (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 10:07 AM
JR, you simply have to stop thinking that what landlords do on this forum reflects all the rentals in the rest of the country.
Those of us here screen extra well and tend to have better tenants. That doesn't mean that all the tenants all over the country are better tenants and are all paying their rent. --98.146.xxx.xxx
LLs Locking Out Ts (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 11:45 AM
lockouts have always been illegal in my 'hood. self help evictions are a great way to get your you know what whacked by a judge in eviction court. they senselessly give a deadbeat tenant some legit defense. better to use the contract to do your bidding. i raised a rent this month and the tenant threatened to move. what better way to have them terminate themselves. the benies of month to month are many. is the knucklehead rebuilding engines in the living room? raise the rent to cover the flooring. did she move her ex-con baby daddy in? raise the rent to cover the added wear and tear. did they decide to stop placing trash at the curb regularly? raise the rent and assign it to the yardman. did they get an emotional support pitbull for their other emotional support pitbull? raise the rent.
as landlords we've been made the unaided backstop to the edicts and actions of the state governors. they have pandered for votes at OUR EXPENSE. WHILE THEY BLATHER ABOUT BEING IN THIS TOGETHER THEY HAVE OFFERED NO AID TO US. my tenants are all paid up...but the upshot of this will be even more molecular screening of future tenants. i will be demanding proof of timely payments for each of the months in 2020. --66.27.xxx.xxx
LLs Locking Out Ts (by Sandy [CO]) Posted on: Aug 3, 2020 6:44 PM
Mike, Your Exactly right! I have a tenant that has an issue every month, last month, the 3yr old a/c didn’t work. (Which was they’re fault for not cleaning the filter and condenser) I had to have my ac guy go out on an Emergency visit ...
Several hundred dollars later. Guess what, YEP! they were delivered a notice of increase in rent!
I have to offset these costs somewhere.
They then threatened to move out, and I said okay, and simply explained the process of giving notice.
Month-to-month leases do have their advantages!
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