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An Exception to the Governor's No-Eviction Policy

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An Exception to the Governor's No-Eviction Policy

The legal landscape is changing at a fast and furious pace due to COVID-19. Here's where things stand with evictions as of April 3, 2020. BACKGROUND On March 25, 2020, the Governor suspended all evictions throughout the state until he lifts the state of emergency. Earlier this week, the Kentucky Supreme Court closed the courts to non-emergency hearings, including evictions, until May 1. It further declared that the courts will not accept eviction filings until 30 days after the courts open again – which would be June 1. One of my privileges as an attorney is to sit on the...

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How to Work with Tenants on Rent amid COVID-19 and an Update on Court Closures

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How to Work with Tenants on Rent amid COVID-19 and an Update on Court Closures

So here we are at the end of March. Rent and mortgage payments will come due in a couple of days. According to the most recent polling, one-third (1/3) of Americans have lost their jobs or been laid off and one-half report that they’ve had either a pay cut or reduced hours. So, we’re looking at over 70% of the population that has less income than usual, some of which may have ZERO income. Here's a video with my thoughts on things to consider as you try to work with tenants, as well as an update on court closures. COURT...

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Three Things to Know about the Governor's Latest Executive Order and Some Fair Housing Guidance

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Three Things to Know about the Governor's Latest Executive Order and Some Fair Housing Guidance

Here's a quick video on three things that landlords and property managers should know about Governor Beshear's latest Executive Order, which you can read in its entirety here.  BUSINESS CLOSINGS All businesses that are not considered “Life Sustaining” must cease operations effective at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, except as needed to conduct Minimum Basic Operations. As of now, it is my position that Property Management companies falls within the definition of a Life Sustaining Business. The language of the order defines a Life Sustaining Business to include those that “provide construction or maintenance of residential . . ....

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Fayette County and HUD Eviction Update, Thoughts from the Field, and Some Encouragement

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Fayette County and HUD Eviction Update, Thoughts from the Field, and Some Encouragement

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Statewide Eviction Postponement Update (March 17-18, 2020)

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Statewide Eviction Postponement Update (March 17-18, 2020)

Here's a quick video on the current state of affairs regarding evictions in Kentucky.    UPDATE - March 18, 2020 - 4:30 p.m.  HUD has announced the following:  "Properties secured by FHA-insured Single Family mortgages are subject to a moratorium on foreclosure for a period of 60 days. The moratorium applies to the initiation of foreclosures and to the completion of foreclosures in process. Similarly, evictions of persons from properties secured by FHA-insured Single Family mortgages are also suspended for a period of 60 days." Click here to read HUD's Press Release and here for their Official Statement. 

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