NO Eviction w out Represe (by Sandy [CO]) Nov 17, 2020 12:45 PM|
NO Eviction w out Represe (by RR78 [VA]) Nov 17, 2020 12:54 PM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by S i d [MO]) Nov 17, 2020 1:28 PM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by DJ [VA]) Nov 18, 2020 7:33 AM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by DJ [VA]) Nov 18, 2020 7:35 AM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Doogie [KS]) Nov 18, 2020 8:25 AM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Ken [NY]) Nov 18, 2020 9:14 AM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by RentsDue [MA]) Nov 18, 2020 9:31 AM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Deanna [TX]) Nov 18, 2020 10:46 AM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by John... [MI]) Nov 18, 2020 10:56 AM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Nov 18, 2020 11:43 AM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Nov 18, 2020 11:57 AM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 18, 2020 1:16 PM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Nov 18, 2020 7:54 PM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Nellie [ME]) Nov 18, 2020 11:39 PM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 19, 2020 8:24 AM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Nov 19, 2020 12:13 PM
NO Eviction w out Represe (by WMH [NC]) Nov 19, 2020 4:40 PM
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NO Eviction w out Represe (by Sandy [CO]) Posted on: Nov 17, 2020 12:45 PM
Here is a referendum that was just passed in Boulder, Colorado. Boulder is a more liberal college town, so it doesnít surprise me. It interesting to see what other communities are doing, and Iím glad I donít have property there.
2020 BALLOT ISSUE: 2B - NO EVICTION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION Boulder voters will consider a variety of measures on the Nov. 3, 2020, election, including this one. Visit election information for a complete list of ballot measures and other information.
Ballot Language No Eviction Without Representation Shall the City of Boulderís taxes be increased annually by one million, nine hundred thousand ($1,900,000.00) (first full fiscal year increase) commencing on Jan. 1, 2021, and by whatever additional amounts are raised annually thereafter from an excise tax to be paid by landlords on dwelling units with rental licenses in the amount of $75 per year, with the tax rate increasing every year thereafter at a rate that does not exceed the Colorado consumer price index on each rental license for a dwelling unit that is issued by the city; and in connection therewith, shall all of the revenues collected be used to fund: the administrative cost of the tax, and thereafter to establish, run and fully fund a program to provide legal representation to tenants who face the loss of housing in eviction and administrative proceedings; provide a tenantís legal services and assistance coordinator to administer the program; create a tenantsí committee comprised of five members paid a $1,000 per year stipend; and provide rental assistance for persons that are vulnerable to eviction; and shall the full proceeds of such taxes at such rates and any earnings thereon be collected, retained, and spent, as a voter-approved revenue change without limitation or condition, and without limiting the collection, retention, or spending of any other revenues or funds by the City of Boulder under Article X Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution or any other law?
NO Eviction w out Represe (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Nov 17, 2020 12:54 PM
Ridiculous, but think we can expect more of this.
Someone there should run this on there next vacancy ad.
15.00 monthly admin fee for new city rental tax. --73.40.xx.xx
NO Eviction w out Represe (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Nov 17, 2020 1:28 PM
In other news, LLs increase rent by $10 per month for no reason that Govt bodies could fathom. Experts remain baffled, assuming that land lords would never pass on the cost of doing business to their tenants.
"It's a real head-scratcher," said Tenant's Right Activist Leader Doowie Cheatum. "We passed this law last year to protect tenants who had done nothing wrong whatsoever besides not paying their rent--and the occasional 5 unauthorized cats and drunk ex-con boyfriend moving in--and for some reason the rents went up $10 over town. A few places even increase more. We just don't get it. We thought land lords would happily help pay to hire lawyers to fight against them in court."
Meanwhile, rental properties continue to increase in price as fewer units are being offered on the market. Critics say the new measure has hampered growth in rental housing by making investing more challenging due to lengthier eviction processes, even when the cases are clear cut failures to pay rent. Experts were quick to call these "mindless guesswork" and "poppycock", adding that to combat this trend they are going to impose a rent control of 1% increase per year which must be approved by a committee of tenants' rights activists, each of whom shall received a $10,000 annual stipend, to be paid by a 5% surecharge on all land lord income from monthly rentals.... --107.216.xxx.xxx
NO Eviction w out Represe (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2020 7:33 AM
Is there any other business that has to pay for the legal defense of another against themselves?
Why are housing providers not included in the public mind as a (small) business? There is a lot of encouragement to "support your local small businesses".
Why do people / society / lawmakers consider their housing to be a higher priority their budget? Trying to understand someone else's way of thinking can be the first step to trying to influence it.
But, I know, it's a steep uphill battle. But, we need to TRY! Where to begin? Education - of tenants, lawmakers, etc.
Got off a bit on a tangent, didn't I? ; ) --70.160.xxx.xxx
NO Eviction w out Represe (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2020 7:35 AM
That should be: why do they NOT consider housing a higher priority in their budget --70.160.xxx.xxx
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Doogie [KS]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2020 8:25 AM
100% agree with Sid there. However, rents will be going up by more than $10/month. LL's will have to pay for their attorney too now. Which means, the tenant will pay both legal expenses now. --68.102.xxx.xxx
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2020 9:14 AM
DJ,most people were tenants when they were young and believed there landlords were wealthy,more than likely just had more than they did but isnt hard when they were 22,also all they knew was they handed a lot of money to the landlord every month but never saw the bills associated with keeping the property going.It becomes easy to think that person has it easy.You know you are getting good at your job when everyone thinks you have it easy and they can do the job better than you can --72.231.xxx.xxx
NO Eviction w out Represe (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2020 9:31 AM
Iím pretty sure this is going to be a National agenda. --75.133.xxx.xx
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2020 10:46 AM
My family and I lived in Boulder when my dad was a grad student at CU. There were people who were professional students, just so they could qualify for the student rentals, because they couldn't afford to rent anywhere else in the city.
Rents there have always been insane... Boulder itself has been a little questionable at times as well. ;)
Prettiest place I ever lived, though. :)
(Darn good Fourth-of-July as well.) --137.118.xx.xxx
NO Eviction w out Represe (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2020 10:56 AM
It'll be interesting to see how much actually goes to "provide rental assistance for persons that are vulnerable to eviction"...
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2020 11:43 AM
In the province of Ontario there is two tier system of the committee of social justice where government owned rental units tenants there is a completely different process as government owned rentals complained it is too difficult to evict tenants where if there one mistake on the paper work they thrown it out where government units they make changes so the eviction goes through. Had a eviction drag on for a year where she claimed harassment for rent where had everything in text where absolutely nothing was about rent end of story. She defaulted on the payment plan which is always the case. What happens eventually those with credit score below the seven hundreds are out forever as they can no longer find a rental unit or rental house. The secondary market disappears as houses, town houses and condominiums are sold to become owner occupied. As fewer rental units then then rents become more expensive. To blame rental housing for a eviction is completely biased. Rent control where builders no longer build rental units where switch to other forms of buildings. --147.194.xxx.xx
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2020 11:57 AM
Interesting. Charging LL a fee to support free legal service to deadbeat tenants? Nice. In San Diego (I thought it was all over the US) we have a 'Legal Aid Society' which provides (from taxpayers money) absolutely free advice AND representation by a lawyer IN court for low income tenants. They do not help Landlords at all. My non-paying tenant got a free lawyer and I couldn't afford to hire one. So luckily the Judge ruled that the tenant also could not have a lawyer in court to represent her. Worked well except the FREE lawyer was meeting with the tenant daily and stayed just outside the courtroom during proceedings and tenant would go out to talk to him on breaks. Duh. Thankfully I did a pretty good job of being my own lawyer and won the case. Tenant helped out by getting angry and yelling in court. Was a fun time.
If the city or state started charging ME a fee to help out Tenants, I'd be forced to raise the rents to cover it. --72.199.xx.xxx
NO Eviction w out Represe (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2020 1:16 PM
Sorta Blonde is right. That's what the legal aid society is now.
I like Sids reply.
Ken, I think you got it. --73.120.xx.xxx
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2020 7:54 PM
Once upon time the provincial courts handled landlord and tenant cases where in the case of rent arrears the tenant had to pay the rent into court or settle rental arrears before the judge would hear the case. Rent arrears is very simple yes or no. No one goes to the trouble of evicting. Tenants have to pay rent, keep the rental unit in a reasonably clean matter along with no illegal acts such as illegal drugs. The economic implications where provincial, state and federal taxes are reduced as income is reduced along many renovations and repairs are not done as this puts economic restraints on rental housing providers. Why in the world are some jurisdictions funding the extreme leftists groups where they truly represent tenants then tenants should be funding. --147.194.xxx.xx
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2020 11:39 PM
Sid - that was fabulous! Excellent rebuttal to the bill.
Here in Maine we have Pine Tree Legal. Which has representation outside the courtroom to talk to any tenant that is being evicted and advise them of their rights. (Well, before Covid that is where they were. Not sure now.) --70.16.xxx.xxx
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 8:24 AM
Time to hire "My Cousin Vinny".
He will protect the YUTHS --24.101.xxx.xx
NO Eviction w out Represe (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 12:13 PM
I learned a load of good stuff by hanging around outside the courtroom and listening to the free lawyers coach their tenants. Lots of inside info there. Then I'd sit in the courtroom for a few hours watching other cases and see how it all went. First time evicting, needed to know the process and when it was my turn (no lawyer, just me myself and I) I did very well. Amazing what you can 'overhear' when people are all crammed into a holding area and talking loudly. That's how I found out my soon to be evicted tenant actually had a lawyer present the whole time, even though she wasn't represented in the courtroom. Silly lawyers were chatting and they mentioned her NAME. Very unusual name, couldn't have been anyone else. I just hung around and eavesdropped on their conversation. I also listened to lawyers in the elevator, hallways, etc. Sometimes I would ask a friendly question and get some great advice. Nothing like free lawyer advice when they have no idea you are the plaintiff in a case they are handling later that day. I spent a load of time at that courthouse just wandering, listening, asking questions. There was a guy who worked for a legal firm and did research on the courts computers about clients. He showed me how to look up cases and get information that was very valuable. Clerks would call me at home when my tenant showed up to file 'ex-parte' so I would be alerted and be able to be there instead of her having private doings with the judge. Helpful. Everyone knew me eventually, clerks, bailiffs, judges, lawyers, guards, the check in security who called me 'the inhaler lady' (asthma inhaler) always had to be checked. Sometimes I miss all the 'fun'. Still don't like the idea of Landlords having to pay the expenses of deadbeat tenants. --72.199.xx.xxx
NO Eviction w out Represe (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 4:40 PM
I wonder if you could charge an eviction-prep fee at move-in, refundable if you don't have to evict LOL! --50.82.xxx.xxx
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