Imagine if the govt told workers, you have to work through the end of 2020 even if your employer doesnt pay you, but dont worry…if he doesnt pay you, he will still owe you the money. But you have to work for him through the end of 2020 whether you like it or not and you cant quit.
That is similar to what the administration is doing to me. Trump and his Whitehouse are just like the Dems on this issue, and are interfering with Contract Law and supporting Theft of Services.
Whitehouse.gov says President Donald J Trump is working to stop evictions and protect American Homes during the Covid 19 Pandemic.
“I want to make it unmistakably clear that I’m protecting people from evictions.” says
President Donald J. Trump. Following an Executive Order by President Trump, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is using its authority to temporarily halt evictions through the end of 2020 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Who are they to force me, a private citizen, to house someone at my expense? Who are they to pick winners and losers?
My wife and I have three single family homes that we rent out. One of them is paid for, the other two I have a mortgage on. When I rent one of my houses, it is an investment. I engage in contract law to rent out my property for a payment each month. If the tenant can not pay, Why should the govt be able to force me to house that individual at my expense?
According to this law, evictions will stop due to non payment. So what happens is that once you rent your house to someone, they have possession. If the tenant moves out, posession returns to the owner. If the tennant refuses to move, the case goes before a judge who decides the case. He can grant posession to the owner, and evict the tenant, or he can side with the tenant and give the tenant time to find another place.
40% of all single family homes are rented by people like me that have one or two properties that they rent. Under this regulation, if the tenant doesnt pay rent, he cant be evicted through the end of 2020. So in my area, rent is a minimum of 1k per month. So if the tenant doesnt pay for 5 months, I am now 5k down. If I can get into court in Jan 2021, the judge will most likely give the tenant one or two additional months to find a new place. Especially if they have kids. So now I am 7k down. Supposedly the tenant will still owe me the 7k, but you cant get blood out of a turn up. I may get a judgement, but it is doubtful if I will ever be able to collect on it.
If the govt wants to help these people, they should send a check for the rent to the landlord. Many renters are not responsible with their money, and now the govt is aiding them in their irresponsibility. Let the govt try to collect the back rent from the tenant. If I cant make my mortgage payments because the tenant refuses to pay rent, and he wont leave because the govt says he doesnt have to, what are they going to do when I lose my property to the bank?
I am really disappointed in this decision.