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Cleveland landlords (by Mary [OH]) Jun 7, 2021 7:54 PM
       Cleveland landlords (by Vee [OH]) Jun 7, 2021 8:06 PM
       Cleveland landlords (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 8, 2021 8:38 AM
       Cleveland landlords (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 8, 2021 12:21 PM
       Cleveland landlords (by Allym [NJ]) Jun 8, 2021 1:04 PM
       Cleveland landlords (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 8, 2021 6:18 PM

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Cleveland landlords (by Mary [OH]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 7:54 PM


I have about 25 inner city multi family units in Cleveland. Covid has about bankrupted us but we are hanging on. We had a lot of tenants laid off and we also had a lot take advantage of the no evictions. Our newest concern is Cleveland has the new lead certification program that's staggered by zip code.

Without that house certification you can't evict. 75% of our houses are vinyl sided and have new windows there can still be problem areas. 100% of the houses were built before 1970

Between that and the higher water bills and the increase in wear and tear because everyone was stuck at home for over a year.

It seems ridiculous for Cleveland to add another burden to the landlords. It should have at least been delayed.

Has anyone already done the clearance process for a property? Any info would be appreciated

Cleveland landlords (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 8:06 PM

Look to the REIANO group, we have a meeting third wednesday in parma - brooklyn area. sadly you now find out you can evict during covid, dial 211 for help to get your tenants to pay you - funding is still above a million. The certification is done best with an environmental cleaning before the test - lead dust can not be seen in the amount to have your unit fail, inspect and remedy all peeling, cracking, chipping paint - in and out because photos are taken of the property condition, not just where wipe samples were taken - and no dirt showing outside, turf or mulch. Animals on site can carry the soil inside and greet the humans to make the transfer, more lead found in the soil than inside the units... Some council staff thinks this test is quicker than smoking a cig., about 850 later a unit without paint flaws can pass.

Cleveland landlords (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 8:38 AM

Never in history have things more difficult for rental housing providers where in a few months the free for all must come to end. Once passed this difficult time then the free for all tenants have to be evicted along with the vacant rental units a higher rent must be charged to cover for the higher operating costs and more government intervention. The extreme left wing socialist do not believe in private sector rental housing ownership where want to bankrupt everyone. While in reality socialism ideals never worked here or any where else in the world where tenants have here extremely difficult time to find a rental unit where it is extremely expensive to find a rental unit. Vacancy rates in the province of Ontario are at time one per cent or nothing at all as no wants to move. Problem tenants holed up at relatives or motels are staying there for a very long time. With UI there is no reason why rent should not be paid. In six months the reality of the free for all is going to set in where as result of hostile governments here have to face the results of high rents and very rental units for rent. If anyone goes on then sees what a typical rental unit is here in the province Ontario where that is going to become the norm in other jurisdictions.

Cleveland landlords (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 12:21 PM

Consider joining a landlords association where google to find. If can not dig out in six months then selling will be a better option. Governments sooner or later will have to lift the free for all as governments can not continue to borrow for operating. I know many times when things were difficult when started to seriously to look at operating costs where reduced bank service charges, money spent on materials, appliances, power tools. All rental equipment bought out then installed my own. Found by shopping at few different Habitat for Humanity restores for paint, ceramic or porcelain, plumbing, electrical supplies, appliances was able to buy more for less where on and off would visit a few different stores. For rentals a ceiling fan that works where at a fraction of the cost of a big box store was a better option then if destroyed less was put. The rent control system were the annual operating costs were going up more then allowed increases where once someone moved out then could increase to market at once. Put only minimum repairs in occupied rental units. If cleared up one rental unit at time then over time all would cleared. What is going to happen is that the people who sold out to large corporations may regret. Once things change in six months then rents will have to go up as government want this and that where those costs have to passed on to tenants in higher rents. The lower end of the rental market in the province of Ontario is gone forever where a lot of secondary rental market which was houses, townhouses and condominiums became owner occupied. A building that is profitable will sell for much more then one that is not. Found with evictions once tenants find out about consequences of not paying rent then some do not want to meet the sheriff.

Cleveland landlords (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 1:04 PM

NJ was doing this over 10 years ago. I found a guy who checks with an xray gun and it has a printout of the amount of lead paint. Surprisingly there was not as much as one would think. Lead paint was more expensive and it put people off from using it. He found it on window sills and stair treads which are high use areas. It needs to be painted over and if it's all over windows they have to be replaced because there is a constant friction of wood on wood and that creates a lead powder. It cost $250 per unit to do the testing but that was long ago. I'm surprised they would make you keep people in a unit with lead paint by not letting you evict. Guess it can't be that bad, can it? --108.24.xx.xx

Cleveland landlords (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 6:18 PM

If windows have lead then it easy to remove then install new windows where once all the lead is cleared then have inspection then evict that rental unit where one at time until all tenants with rent arrears are out. Once word gets around what is going to happen then some may decide they do not want to meet the sheriff. One time had five rental units not paying where after one was evicted then the others decided they did not want to meet the sheriff. Now that vacancy rates are at all time low can increase the rent on each new renovated rental unit. I remember the time when received a 20.25 per cent rent increase one year then the next year 14.75 rent per cent increase under rent control where five rental units fought but lost where one January they all moved out then with one ad rented all five rental units where no one ever complained about rent. a revolution is about change where some do not be part of that revolution.

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