Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceRenting & Real Estate · 2 months ago

Is the government putting a freeze on evictions?

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  • 2 months ago

    NO. They can recommend. That's ALL they can do. A lease is a contract. You are bound by the terms and conditions of it. Landlords have rent to pay too - either lease rent for the building or a mortgage owed on the building. They need paying tenants for their bills just as much as you need pay for your bills.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Landlord & Tenant law experience.
  • 2 months ago

    Most state governments have done this.  This is done on a state by state basis, so there may be states where evicitons can still be done, but where I am (and all the states around where I am) all evictions are halted, for now.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You need to look where you are in the world for the answer... if the Government has measures in place of social distancing, temporary closing non priorty work places etc... then civil courts will be closed, which means court evictions can't be heard...that doesn't mean they can't be applied for and they will be heard as soon as the civil courts are back up and running.....but ANY Government is in place to support the citizens who put them in power and also support all those who didn't vote them in... and that means they need to financially support tenant and landlords  not just make sweeping statements about 'no evictions' there are many landlords whose rental income pays the mortgage on the rental property and many others who have worked, earned, saved and invested in a rental property as their pension plan income...rent is a priority debt, not paying rent means you will end up kicked out of the home you live in...  this may teach people some lessons about how to prioritise so buying fast food, the new latest gadgets, online shopping, have cable, or even the internet are NOT priorities, paying rent is.and if someone is struggling to pay rent and lives in a country where the Government  does not help tenants financially in circumstances as they are now, then speak to your landlord and see if you can come to an agreement ( face the difficult situation) as a landlord is more likely to work with you if kept informed

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    • Ding Dong
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      They can't because that wouldn't guarantee confidentiality, you don't know who is in the room during a teleconference, so that is bs.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It's a State decision, and mine has.

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  • R P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    That depends on your location. Not all jurisdictions have temporarily banned evictions for tenants who have been affected financially due to Covid-19.

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  • 2 months ago

    depending where you live.

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  • 2 months ago

    It's considered unfair to evict people due to the impact a virus is having upon our society. Hence many governments are freezing evictions for the time being.

    Yet keep in mind the rent money will still accrue and need to be repaid to the landlord, so it shall place many people in a more difficult financial position.

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  • 2 months ago

    In the UK there is a temporary ban on arrears evictions but the landlord can still count up the arrears and expect them immediately after the drama ends. Also in the UK there is a furlough scheme whereby your employer gets a grant to pay you 80% of your wages if they must force you off work. So I'd suggest to anyone in the UK or another country doing something similar is that you pay your rent first and leave off other bills if you have to, leaving off any bill means grief but put the roof over your head first. It's the same for mortgage payers, they can't be evicted during the drama but the lender doesn't have to forget the arrears. If they lower any rent/mortgage repayments then that would be out of the goodness of their hearts but remember many won't because they are not all big businesses, many landlords rely on you to pay their buy to let mortgage, many are not swilling champagne with your money.

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Yes for right now. They will be evicted eventually.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Location matters, dimwit.

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