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Late rent coronavirus

Discussion in 'Commercial Landlord & Tenant Issues' started by LandlordFrank1975, May 13, 2020.

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  1. LandlordFrank1975

    LandlordFrank1975 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I have a tenant who is behind on rent due to being unemployment to coronavirus shut down. I have been lenient thus far, what I would like to know is should I still be sending out late notices etc. So that I am not behind the 8 ball should the rent remain unpaid and I need to start the eviction process? I know with stimulus payment, and the extra money given in unemployment people who are doing better financially then when they were working which is why I would like to get the ball rolling if possible with this particular tenant. TiA
     
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    DOL in NJ is so fare behind in UI benefits (6-8 weeks) that employees, IC's, self-employed workers still haven't received a dime of benefits either through regular state UI or the PUA. The IRS is behind in sending out the CARES Act stimulus.

    So if you want to be a prick, then go and send out your notice. Otherwise, I suggest you wait a few weeks and then call your tenant and ask what the situation is.
     
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    I disagree with this particularly rude response. The OP would be wise to send out an informational notice of the amount of rent that remains unpaid. This can have wording that clearly explains that it's simply informational.
     
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    The landlord still has payments that could be due to his/her bank as well. Why should the landlord be forced to suffer for his renters? I hope this time in life teaches people to be more responsible and save fund to last 6 months or more. Plus, People can draw from their 401K without penalty. I don't think it is a good ideal to pull out funds from your 401K. Yet it would be a good move to pull out enough funds to cover your rent for 6 months.
     
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    LandlordFrank1975 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Obviously you are misinformed and salty for some reason. Maybe you are financially irresponsible and had no rainy day fund or perhaps you just need some fresh air. It's not a prick to ask the status of money owed to you, and procedurally trying to stay ahead of things to come. If you are ever fortunate enough to own rental property you can let people get almost 3 months behind on rent but I want to stay ahead of things. You are a shit head, and anyone stupid enough to like your response is probably also a shit head and a slouch.
     
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    To be fair to the poster you are responding to, the bulk of the post was informational and designed to give you some perspective about the matter. I disagree that you shouldn't send anything, as that poster advised, and I strongly disagree with his disparaging comment being made toward you.
     
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    You have bills to pay as well so I would make sure you document your request for rent. I am unsure what your state has done about evictions and foreclosures but many states have put a moratorium on them. Sadly some thin thi means they dont have to pay rent. No your not being a "P" requesting rent. find out what your states is doing about this and act in accordance to that. You have bills to pay too. Ask if this tenant can pay a portion of rent and if so how much again document everything.
     
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    I agree. Once the moratoriums are lifted the courts will want to make sure you gave proper notice before you can evict.

    I would also be letting tenants know that the moratorium doesn't mean a free place to live. There will be a day of reckoning when they have to come up with all the arrears or be evicted for non-payment.
     
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    I want to point out that this post is in the commercial real estate section. While I too think that the OP is talking about housing and not commercial real estate it would be nice if he clarifies for us.
     

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