Board of Supervisors’ Proposal to Permanently Prohibit Evictions for Unpaid Rent Due to COVID-19 Will be Heard Today starting at 1:30 PM.
Hi Supervisors Mar and Preston,
As a landlord in districts 4 and 5 and a homeowner, I implore you to vote no on this measure.
I am 100% in favor of deferring rents if there is a valid reason for the tenant not to pay rent during this time. I am 100% in favor of us all being kind and reasonable with each other. But I, and my friends and clients cannot afford to bear the brunt of the economic times were are in for our tenants. Rents should be collectible and order for that to ever be true in any real sense, not paying the rent ever should eventually result in the tenant moving on and the landlord having the right to evict the tenant for non payment.
Without this crucial tool, I feel that many more tenants than need to will forego paying their rent. The fact that landlords have a weak, eventual recourse to get the rent will keep tenants honest and only those who need to will defer their rent. Taking away this right invites bad behavior and will just lead to problems for all of us.