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The Latest COVID Relief Package: What Landlords Need to Know

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The Latest COVID Relief Package: What Landlords Need to Know

Hey gang. Hope you’re doing well as we close out 2020 and start our new year. I wanted to give an update on where things stand right now.  New COVID-Relief Package  As most of you know, Congress passed and the President ultimately signed a new relief package. While the details of individual payments are still a bit fluid, here’s what we know about the rental issues in the package:  The Bad News - The CDC Eviction Moratorium has been extended through January 31, 2021. This means that any eviction cases that were continued from 2020 into January 2021 will likely...

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New Guidance from the CDC on Evictions

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New Guidance from the CDC on Evictions

In my last update I talked about how to deal with tenants who come to you with partial payments. If you didn’t see that post, click here to check it out. Today I’m here to talk about some recent guidance from the CDC about their eviction moratorium, as it gives us a little more clarity on how things may be done. A joint group consisting of the CDC, the Department of Health & Human Services, HUD, and the Department of Justice issued a response to Frequently Asked Questions about the CDC Temporary Eviction Moratorium. I saw no surprises in their positions,...

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Solving the CDC's Partial Payment Dilemma

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Solving the CDC's Partial Payment Dilemma

In my last update I talked about the new procedures in eviction courts throughout the state when the case is based on the tenant’s failure to pay rent. On the first court appearance, if the tenant fails to appear, you will be granted a judgment. If the tenant appears, the judge will advise both parties of the state and local rental assistance options and of the CDC Declaration Form and will reschedule the matter for two weeks. If the tenant signs the CDC Declaration Form, the matter is being rescheduled for January. If the tenant fails to sign the CDC...

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Update on Eviction Court Procedures and a Lawsuit Challenging the CDC Regulation

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Update on Eviction Court Procedures and a Lawsuit Challenging the CDC Regulation

We have four agenda items today: New eviction court procedures that took effect on Monday.  How judges are handling signed CDC forms.  Frequently Asked Questions  Lawsuit Challenging the CDC regulation.  New Eviction Court Procedures On Monday, September 21, the recent Kentucky Supreme Court order on eviction procedures in nonpayment cases took effect. Remember, this only applies to cases where the only basis for the eviction is nonpayment of rent. Evictions for other reasons are being handled in the usual manner. But, for nonpayment cases, here’s how the process is actually playing out: On the first court appearance, if the tenant fails...

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The CDC Eviction Moratorium, Notices, Late Fees, and Rental Assistance

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The CDC Eviction Moratorium, Notices, Late Fees, and Rental Assistance

The flurry of activity last week created tremendous uncertainty out there surrounding evictions. I’m glad to say that some of that has been cleared up, at least momentarily. Here’s where we stand: On Friday, September 4, the CDC regulation took effect. It prohibits evictions based on nonpayment of rent or fees through December 31, 2020, for any tenant who declares under penalty of perjury that: They have used best efforts to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing; They (i) expect to earn no more than $99,000 in income for 2020, (ii) were not required to report any...

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