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Pandemic PTSD (by DP [IL]) Sep 10, 2021 10:04 AM
       Pandemic PTSD (by Allym [NJ]) Sep 10, 2021 10:39 AM
       Pandemic PTSD (by Vee [OH]) Sep 10, 2021 11:42 AM
       Pandemic PTSD (by MAP [NY]) Sep 10, 2021 1:29 PM
       Pandemic PTSD (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Sep 10, 2021 1:42 PM
       Pandemic PTSD (by Larry [MN]) Sep 10, 2021 5:32 PM
       Pandemic PTSD (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Sep 10, 2021 5:39 PM
       Pandemic PTSD (by Ken [NY]) Sep 11, 2021 8:01 AM
       Pandemic PTSD (by Facetious [NE]) Sep 11, 2021 10:18 AM
       Pandemic PTSD (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Sep 12, 2021 9:11 PM

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Pandemic PTSD (by DP [IL]) Posted on: Sep 10, 2021 10:04 AM

Any other landlords suffering from Pandemic PTSD? 

The Moratoriums have made me almost obsessively checking backgrounds, and its taking me way longer to fill vacancies. It doesn't help that in my State the governor still won't enforce evictions for not paying rent, so whoever you pick you're stuck with.

Its also much harder to vet. I just dodged the bullet and almost rented to a couple and their kid who all 3 claimed to be working, and their public record was clean as could be.

On further investigation I found they had lied- the guy was laid off, and the woman had a fake "home business". The kids job... pfft. See how long that lasts.

After asking around I finally discovered they had last been evicted after a stretch of freeloading, but the County had hidden it all from the public record on some Pandemic 'seal order'. They were now all living off one of their sisters in their basement.

They were looking to get in somewhere to squat! Yikes.....

Pandemic PTSD (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 10, 2021 10:39 AM

Some people are actually better off in their sister's basement. Houses from the 18 and 1900s have little houses built onto them to house family. Maybe those were the ne'er do wells of the time. It seems like a very 20th century phenomena to have so many people living separately and not with family. Children miss out on the interactions with grandparents who may have less stress and are kinder. Grandparents miss out on the help from children and grandchildren. It's a pretty sad state of affairs. I wonder if LL's can help fix it by offering duplex's as mother/daughter homes? I have two that were used that way and one that is now a sister downstairs and a sister upstairs. Once these arrangements start to be offered they might catch on. People might start to think that way. If I get a completely open duplex again, that's how I will advertise it. --108.24.xx.xx

Pandemic PTSD (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Sep 10, 2021 11:42 AM

I am feeling this housing PTSD will go thru this administration has been re-homed away from public eye.

Pandemic PTSD (by MAP [NY]) Posted on: Sep 10, 2021 1:29 PM

Currently both of my tenants live with their adult children. In the past multi generational families were common, however most except the very elderly were working past the age of 16 onward.

Today's "multi generational" family have very few if any members of the household actually working.

In my case, both my tenants have the 50s to 70s aged mothers working. Both the adult children are on disability of some sort or the other.

I know my parents were overjoyed to see me leave (married) at just turned 18. And they are staunchly European!

Pandemic PTSD (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Sep 10, 2021 1:42 PM

Tenents losing their unemployment are going onto disability with covid induced PTSD. You might as well sign up for it yourself. It's not like the government is going to save any money you don't take.

Pandemic PTSD (by Larry [MN]) Posted on: Sep 10, 2021 5:32 PM

It's difficult to live as a single person on disability. But get parents, siblings, kids on disability and all live together. Now your livin' large!

Pandemic PTSD (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Posted on: Sep 10, 2021 5:39 PM

Covid induced PTSD? Mercy.

Pandemic PTSD (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Sep 11, 2021 8:01 AM

Larry, a friend of mine has a long term tenant in a C class single family Dad,Mom and 3 kids all collect SSI,SSD etc and get about $4000 month,nobody has a job

Pandemic PTSD (by Facetious [NE]) Posted on: Sep 11, 2021 10:18 AM

I always wonder how all these people are easily getting on disability. My husband had a stroke and tried to go back to work after. He couldn’t do it cognitively and we have been in the application process for almost a year. It’s not “easy” to get on in my experience. Maybe they have cracked some secret code. Lol

Pandemic PTSD (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2021 9:11 PM

I don't understand....

I did 21 years in uniform. What exactly is Pandemic PTSD?

If it means as Landlords we have to do a better job of screening our future customers I understand that.....but shouldn't we been doing that collectively before?

I take the letters PTSD to mean mean something a great deal greater than a nasty flue out there spread through water born droplets. Then again, the folks that I know that have PTSD didn't get it from fear of catching a sickness with a 98% survival rate on those who are tested (and many people don't get tested as they don't even show symptoms). The folks I know have survivor remorse and wonder if they can do something differently.

I would be more inclined to say that many landlords are suffering from Pandemic Burn Out because they were treated unjustly. I don't understand the Trauma that anyone went through. I believe if the big landlord in sky says its my time, then its my time. Until then I am sure I will get sick and injured along life's path. I am thankful for the vaccine - I took it because I don't want to get sick if I can avoid it.

Hey but if you a medical professional that is telling you that you have PTSD, I hope all the best for you. If you need seed money to sue your state or federal government for causing this - let me know. If you win .....let us all know. I absolutely mean that, a civil case in which the government's response to an emergency caused a block of the population to suffer screams BILLIONs of $$$$.

For me though Brother, PTSD are not the right letters. They are reserved largely for first responders and military members.

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