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Update on Evictions and Court Openings

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Update on Evictions and Court Openings

As we move towards June 1, I’m getting lots of questions about when evictions can be filed. Here’s where things stand as of today, May 13. The Governor’s New Position On Friday, May 8, the Governor issued a new executive order (#2020-323), which you can find here. The bulk of the Order addressed the reopening of certain businesses, but it had one little nugget tucked away in Section Seven that affects landlords. Section Seven states that evictions from residential premises for failure to pay rent are suspended. This is a change from his earlier Order. So here’s the progression in...

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New COVID-19 Requirements for Property Management Offices

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New COVID-19 Requirements for Property Management Offices

The month of May is a time of reopening for the state of Kentucky. The Governor has announced several re-openings over the next month. May 11 – Manufacturing, construction, car/boat dealerships, professional services, horse racing, and pet grooming/boarding May 20 – Churches and retail stores May 22 - Restaurants, indoors at 33%, unlimited outdoors May 25 – Barber shops and salons, social gatherings of up to 10 people June 1 - Gyms and movie theaters June 11 - Campgrounds June 15 - Day cares and youth sports So, May 11 is the restart date for the first wave of reopenings,...

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Friday Update: Calls for Rent Cancellations, Phone Zaps, Pool Closures, and Showing Occupied Units

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Friday Update: Calls for Rent Cancellations, Phone Zaps, Pool Closures, and Showing Occupied Units

Kentucky landlords are likely to hear new calls for the Governor to cancel rent payments until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is lifted. And they may start getting lots of actual phone calls requesting that they do the same. Here's a new video giving the update on this issue, along with the latest on pool closures, showing occupied units, and some new training webinars. VIDEO NOTES: To read the Courier-Journal opinion piece calling for rent cancellations, click here.  To see the April rent report from the National Multifamily Housing Council, click here.  For more information of my upcoming training webinar...

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A Utility Assistance Program for Tenants

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A Utility Assistance Program for Tenants

The Community Action Council has obtained funding to help qualifying tenants pay their utilities. If utilities are included in the rent, the funds would be paid directly to the landlord. Check out the video to find out the details, plus how to handle tenants who are violating their leases but don't qualify for an emergency eviction.

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A New Notice for Non-Paying Tenants and a Program to Reduce Evictions

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A New Notice for Non-Paying Tenants and a Program to Reduce Evictions

The only thing that stays the same is that everything changes. We've had more changes this week. But with new obstacles come new solutions. Check out the video to find out more or keep reading below. Court Closures Extended On Tuesday the Kentucky Supreme Court announced that it was extending the statewide court closures through May 31. In addition, no eviction filings will be accepted for 30 days after that. So we’re looking at July 1 at the earliest to file evictions. Notices to Pay or Vacate Discouraged I’m being told that the Governor’s office considers the delivery of Notices...

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