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Landlords on News (by DJ [VA]) Apr 11, 2021 6:59 PM
       Landlords on News (by GKARL [PA]) Apr 11, 2021 8:32 PM
       Landlords on News (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 12, 2021 1:07 AM
       Landlords on News (by DJ [VA]) Apr 12, 2021 8:30 AM
       Landlords on News (by S i d [MO]) Apr 12, 2021 9:12 AM
       Landlords on News (by DJ [VA]) Apr 12, 2021 11:23 AM
       Landlords on News (by Vee [OH]) Apr 12, 2021 1:17 PM
       Landlords on News (by WMH [NC]) Apr 12, 2021 1:24 PM
       Landlords on News (by Ken [NY]) Apr 12, 2021 1:52 PM
       Landlords on News (by WMH [NC]) Apr 12, 2021 2:00 PM
       Landlords on News (by NE [PA]) Apr 12, 2021 2:06 PM
       Landlords on News (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Apr 12, 2021 2:06 PM

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Landlords on News (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 6:59 PM

I turned on the news this evening, mostly for the weather.

I don't watch the news too much any more.

But, I'm glad I did!

I saw a familiar face in a teaser for a report that will be aired tomorrow. It was a local property manager/Investor/Investors' group board member.

It looks like they may actually report - at least a little - on the negative effect of these moratoriums on landlords. It's about time!

In the teaser they said it seems some tenants may be taking advantage of the moratorium when they actually have the ability to pay. (Great BIG Duh, you think?!). In the short clip she said how they can't replace the non-payer with a paying tenant, and/or get cooperation from tenant to get aid.

I'm hoping it won't be spun too bad in the pro-tenant direction. I'm actually planning to watch the news tomorrow & see how it goes.

Maybe a glimmer of hope? Fingers crossed.

FWIW: WAVY TV Channel 10.

Landlords on News (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 8:32 PM

I feel very strongly that the small landlord needs to tell our side of the story. Fully one half of all landlords in the country are small operators and few know our story and the challenges we face with the tenants. There are no shortage of stories of abusive landlords however but nothing on abusive non paying tenants.

Landlords on News (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2021 1:07 AM

I was on FOX59 Indy on April 2. They also made a print article.

I kept using the term HOUSING PROVIDER and the reporter finally caught on. "It's true - you guys are the ones PROVIDING the housing with your own money."

(I felt validated:)

My take: the media has beat to death the story of "Eviction Tsunami" and is looking for another angle, someone else to put up for sympathy.


Landlords on News (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2021 8:30 AM

That's great, Brad!

Now, if only anyone with power will listen...

Landlords on News (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2021 9:12 AM



Housing Provider/Resident.


I'm nervous about the term Housing PROVIDER. How long before the Govt decides it's our job to "provide" housing, whether we get paid or not? In a way, they've already done that with eviction moratoriums. I could see that trend becoming more common as the Govt tells us what we are supposed to do vs. protecting our freedom to transact our lives as we see fit.

Land lord is a clear term. It means I am in charge, and the tenant is not. Maybe it's my plainspoken MidWestern demeanor or my lack of patience with P.C. Maybe it's that I'm an ornery cuss early in the morning.

Landlords on News (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2021 11:23 AM

Sometimes in a conversation, I try to point out that we are "small business owners", since that seems to evoke concern these days.

Just to see if someone will pause and think for a moment about the disparity.

(Not so much, yet)

Landlords on News (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2021 1:17 PM

The applied name -housing provider- came in the year 2006 when the HUD housing rule of -no smoking on HUD funded property- came along, the program is called -breath easy- to eliminate smoking on HUD funded property and 25 feet within those properties. This was aimed at the medical MJ users - they were encouraged to use gummy bears and brownies rather than the burning variety of getting high.

Landlords on News (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2021 1:24 PM

Sid you might be right. I looked up some synonyms for "Provider" and found these:

provider: noun

a person or thing that provides something.

* supplier

* donor

* giver

* contributor

* source

* mainstay

I don't like at least 3 of those AT ALL. Maybe I'm going to call myself a housing SOURCE or SUPPLIER instead of PROVIDER???

Landlords on News (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2021 1:52 PM

I will stick with landlord,i dont really care who likes it or doesnt like it but i dont apologize for who i am,what i am or how i make my living.You give an inch and it is seen as weakness

Landlords on News (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2021 2:00 PM

"Landlord" is an outmoded term that sounds like an old entitled gentry who inherited his wealth. Like Downton Abby and Lord Grantham :)

I am neither entitled, a member of the gentry, male (lord) or have inherited wealth. My tenants don't farm for me or provide me with any services at all beyond rent. Therefore, they are RENTERS not Tenants. Or Residents to use Jeffrey's preferred term.

Landlords on News (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2021 2:06 PM

Yore a landlord WMH, regardless of how you "identify".

Landlords on News (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2021 2:06 PM

The problems with the free for all is that it is not constitutional or sustainable. While the majority of tenants are not unemployed they have the means to pay rent. Rental housing provider buy goods and services locally where the local economy is supported by rental housing. To go to a green economy rental housing there has to be a considerable investment in making rental housing green. The nutcases namely the extreme left wing tenancy advocate groups belong in a lunatic asylum. Those extreme nutcases do not even represent 0.01 per cent of population where some them own their own homes where let squatter live there for free along with free utilities where wonder if they will not try to evict the free for all tenants. A economic recovery is dependant on all sectors economy in the economy being in a good economic position. Where some tenants need government assistance to pay rent where the majority do not. The government by putting decisions is making a bad situation worse where many tenants will never be able to catch with rent arrears. The nutcases are completely distorting the reality here where when looks at reality it is completely different. If it has to go to supreme court then that has to happen. Rent arrears is lost investment in renovations and repairs.

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