Evictions Moratoriums Set to Run Out as COVID Ravages Country

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As the COVID wears on, many people renting homes are beginning to realize the worst possible outcome. Renters may have put off on rent payments, but the time has run out and at the beginning of the new year, they will reluctantly begin eviction processes.

The CDC’s order on evictions is expected to run out on January 31st at the federal level under the new Stimulus package. States have the options to extend this based on hardships imposed by the COVID crisis. However, unless they have proved there is a hardship related to COVID. “These persons are still required to pay rent and follow all the other terms of their lease and rules of the place where they live. These persons may also still be evicted for reasons other than not paying rent or making a housing payment.[1] When these moratoriums finally run out, many renters will begin the eviction the process and potentially cause further problems.

As these evictions begin to happen, tenants have rights on what they are protected against, including when they can be kicked out without cause. Check your local laws and building by laws to determine what your entitled to.

For basic tenant laws:  See here

For more insights: See here

[1] https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/04/2020-19654/temporary-halt-in-residential-evictions-to-prevent-the-further-spread-of-covid-19

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