Tag: landlords

London Tenant Who Stabbed Landlords to Death During Lockdown Guilty of Double Murder

A tenant who stabbed his landlords to death after becoming paranoid about Covid during the first national lockdown has been found guilty of double murder. Daniel Briceno Garcia, 46, attacked Sonia Butron Calvi, 66, and Edgar Aguilera Daza, 60, at the home they shared with five others in Stockwell, south London, on April 1, 2020….


New Jersey Congressional Delegation Wants Murphy to Dole out More Federal Money to Tenants and Landlords

Democratic congressional representatives want New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to give more federal money to help struggling tenants and landlords. The state Department of Community Affairs (DCA) says it has already allocated about 60 percent of the first portion of $353 million in federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) funds allocated to the state. States…


Mom-and-Pop Landlords Want an End to Eviction Moratorium

Illinois’ mom-and-pop landlords say the end of the eviction moratorium that was put in place to protect people who lost their jobs or got sick during the COVID-19 pandemic can’t come soon enough. Too many property owners are struggling with tenants who have racked up thousands of dollars in back rent balances, said Paul Arena,…


Protracted Rent Moratorium Forcing Small Landlords Out of Business

Extended rent moratoriums and the slow distribution of billions in federal rent assistance are driving many small landlords to call it quits. “Nobody wants to become a landlord anymore,” said Diane Baird, executive director of the Lake Erie Landlord Association. “And we have very few new people entering into the business.” The Lake Erie Landlord…


Protracted Rent Moratoriums Forcing Small Landlords Out of Business

Extended rent moratoriums and the slow distribution of billions in federal rent assistance are driving many small landlords to call it quits. “Nobody wants to become a landlord anymore,” said Diane Baird, executive director of the Lake Erie Landlord Association, which represents landlords in northern Ohio, southern Michigan, and western Pennsylvania. “And we have very few…


California Landlords Wait to Receive Rent Back-Pay From the State

Southern California landlords are eagerly waiting to receive tenant rent back-pay from the state amid the ongoing eviction moratorium set to expire Sept. 30. It’s been about a month since landlord Carrie Cunningham-Holmes submitted paperwork to the state to receive back pay for her tenant’s unpaid rent in Los Angeles County. While Cunningham-Holmes has nearly ten…


Unintended Consequences: What They Won’t Tell You About California’s Eviction Moratorium

Commentary Much has been written about tenants who fall through the cracks of the well-intentioned rent and eviction moratoriums. In the course of that dialogue, any discussion about the moratorium’s effects on landlords and property owners has become lost in the shuffle. As a result, next to nothing has been said about small landlords and…


Santa Ana Approves $14 Million in Rental Assistance

City council in Santa Ana, Calif. approved on July 6 an additional $14 million in emergency rental assistance for struggling residents. The federal funding will help low-income residents cover past due rent. “It’s definitely much needed in our community,” Mayor Pro Tem David Penaloza said during the July 6 meeting. “There’s a lot of members of our community that are hurting right now…


Will California Landlords Survive the Eviction Moratorium? 

California small property landlords fear their time is running out after Gov. Gavin Newson extended the state’s eviction moratorium through Sept. 30. When announcing the extended deadline, which was previously set to expire June 30, Newsom said the move was necessary to protect struggling Californians. “California is coming roaring back from the pandemic,” he said in a June…


LA City Council Adopts Ordinance In Effort To Stop Landlords Harassing Tenants

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Los Angeles City Council on June 23 adopted an ordinance aimed at preventing landlords from harassing tenants by eliminating services, withholding repairs, refusing to accept rent payments or taking other retaliatory actions. The ordinance passed on a 13-0 vote, with two members absent. It will next go to Mayor Eric Garcetti for…