Well, when you reward bad behavior, you get more bad behavior. The bad behavior underlying this matter is deciding not to go back to work. Why should one do so if your are making more on unemployment than when you worked, and you can live rent free? When the government mandated that landlords can’t evict anyone due to nonpayment of rent, why didn’t that same government mandate that mortgages cannot be foreclosed on because the same landlords cannot pay? The landlords are never going to get the unpaid rent, yet they will be expected to pay the mortgage payments or lose their property. Many of those people that are choosing to ignore their rent payments because of the non-eviction edict, could have continued to pay their rent but played the system to avoid doing so.
The government has no right to invalidate a valid contract. It has told renters they don’t have to pay rent. The government has not compensated owners.
What’s really happening is that the democrats could hardly wait. As soon as the epidemic started, they gleefully cut the feet off private property, as they have always wanted to do. They hate private property. They do everything they can to seize it, like the property tax, by which they take 3% each year, so that after about 33 years they have taken the entire value of the property, and no one even realized it.
With people getting $600 over what they made when working wh is there a rent moratorium?
Most people I know that got in the rental business got out of it. Even the short-term vacation rental house on my street is going up for sale despite having a very good streak of renters.
My former neighbor and her business partner once owned 85 rental units.
I live in Florida, which has the highest percentage of lowlifes in the USA.
As long as the bills for the landlords are delayed. Oh wait...they aren’t.
You can “almost” feel the antisemitic tone. In almost every interview I’ve seen on TV about this issue the term “greedy landlord” is spewed with vile contempt. You can just about hear them rant, “greedy jew landlord.”
Telling people they do not have to pay rent is a dangerous precedent. Lots of people could pay, and they have chosen not to. That puts the landlords at risk, it puts the banks at risk.
But renters don’t care—because the landlords MUST be rich.
It is disgusting if you really stop to think about it.