As landlords, we must realistically and compassionately accept partial or zero rent from needy households who have lost jobs due to the coronavirus crisis. At the same time, we must do as much as possible to get rent paid, in … Read More “How to deal with nonpayment (partial or full)”
In this very serious coronavirus crisis, we expect renter households to pay what rent they can afford. Those still working can likely pay their full rent. Others working part-time or receiving government benefits may be able to pay partial rent. … Read More “Landlords & tenants: Best responses to the coronavirus”
In this time of serious crisis, we need a way to respond rapidly to the need for more housing with lower rents, so that renters can reduce their rents effectively as their personal financial situation requires.
Some laws and regulations … Read More “Four Quick Ways to Create More Units with Lower Rents”
To “open up” the rental housing market, besides restoring eviction procedures for those not paying what they can afford to pay, we also need to make sure that new tenants moving into an apartment can do so safely, ensuring they … Read More “How to disinfect an apartment prior to a move-in”
- Only do emergency or urgent repairs
- Ask or tell tenants to plan to be out of their apartment for two or three hours, until the repair is completed. Suggest they can stay in their, take a walk, or stay with