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Now in Florida (by Kevin [FL]) Jan 16, 2021 9:46 AM
       Now in Florida (by J [FL]) Jan 16, 2021 10:13 AM
       Now in Florida (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 16, 2021 10:19 AM
       Now in Florida (by John... [MI]) Jan 16, 2021 10:28 AM
       Now in Florida (by John... [MI]) Jan 16, 2021 10:33 AM
       Now in Florida (by Richard [MI]) Jan 16, 2021 10:47 AM
       Now in Florida (by J [FL]) Jan 16, 2021 11:09 AM
       Now in Florida (by plenty [MO]) Jan 16, 2021 2:25 PM

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Now in Florida (by Kevin [FL]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 9:46 AM

Now in Florida:

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Senator Darryl Rouson of District-19 introduced two bills he is hoping will help those struggling to pay their rent.

Rouson said the need for the legislation is dire.

“There are over 50,000 evictions filed state wide in the state of Florida right now and we need to be cognizant of that,” he said.

The first bill, SN Bill 412, deals with residents and their landlords.

“The idea is to encourage the parties, the landlord and the tenant to work this out short of the drastic remedy of kicking someone out of their shelter.” Rouson said. “We don’t need more people put out on the street during a pandemic.”

The second bill would protect tenants’ records that are evicted during the pandemic, despite the moratorium in place.

{kicking someone out of their shelter} what about the small landlord? The big companies get government relief. The socialist party is in control. Two trillion to bail out democrat city pensions, free housing for all. I have my most expensive home empty now & I don’t need the cash but now I am think like Jeff in Co. it is time to downside.

Now in Florida (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 10:13 AM

This is bad news Kevin (about sealing the eviction records).

Will this pass though? Since Florida has very open public record laws, is this legal.

Now in Florida (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 10:19 AM


Sorry to hear that.

I saw this coming. It's not because I am some wise and precient being. Not at all. I just see the continual assault on landlords by the left with no help from the right.

I think there will be a national wave of anti-landlord legislation that will force many sellers to cash out to corporations and to those who will convert the buildings to condos.

Keep in mind that there are a lot more tenants (voters) than there are landlords.

Now in Florida (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 10:28 AM

So, this leaves so much out. Exactly what ARE the two bills being introduced? If they are supposed to "encourage" landlords to "work this out", then what is being offered to the LLs exactly?

- John...


Now in Florida (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 10:33 AM

Found it. The first one is "SB 412: Residential Tenancies" and, well, it sucks. It doesn't really do anything to "help" as far as I'm concerned. It forces mediation instead of actually being able to go in front of a judge. It removes any requirements that a tenant fighting with a LL about payment pay into the court instead temporarily. And it restricts a summary judgment that gives possession back to the LL.

To suggest that this bill is intended to help both parties "work this out" is garbage. It just restricts the LL from doing anything and lets the tenant stay there. There is no "working anything out" involved from what I'm seeing at first glance.

- John...


Now in Florida (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 10:47 AM

What they keep leaving out is :

HOW MANY EVICTIONS ARE TYPICALLY FILED IN THE SAME TIME IN WHERE EVER (FL, NY, just pick any place and do a real comparison)?

I have not seen a single article anywhere, anytime that says this, Pretty convenient wouldn't you say?

I'll predict that that FL has 50,000+ evictions a year in ANY normal year.

We all know that deadbeats get evicted on a regular basis, thousands of them.

It would actually be good journalism to publish the normal number of evictions verses the number due to this "current problem". Of course, that wouldn't fit the narrative that's been constructed to make it look "bad". Give deadbeats free rent and they will vote for you! Those who tell us we have no right to be paid for providing housing could CARE LESS if we suffer. We don't have enough votes compared to the deadbeats. The amounts they put out there don't even come close to our losses. Plus, there is way too much small print.

If they were serious regarding our losses, we could just file a one sheet claim and be paid and then the problem of getting the money back would between the govt and the deadbeats. The govt could then recoup their money by deducting it from the free money they give the deadbeats.


Now in Florida (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 11:09 AM

John MI, I just read it too, this sounds like a poorly crafted law.

I don't get the logic of sealing the records of evictions. In theory the only people who were evicted since this started were those evicted for non rent-related lease violations. Why do they deserve protection? Their eviction wasn't Covid related.

Furthermore I have never heard of the state sealing public records en masse like that here. We have a "sunshine law" here and I believe it is written into our state constitution.

Now in Florida (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 2:25 PM

Seems late to the party. Why now? Odd. What steps are taken to stop such?

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