Landlords Are Responding To The Pandemic In The Worst Way Possible
The first few months of 2020 have been turbulent, to say the least. The spread of COVID-19 officially became a global pandemic on March 11, and the lives of people in every corner of the globe have been affected - some more so than others. To facilitate social distancing, businesses such as restaurants and entertainment venues have closed their doors, leaving their employees with reduced income or no jobs.
As a new month approaches, people are asking their landlords to suspend rent until their jobs are restored. Some landlords have allowed rent relief for their tenants during these uncertain times, but others are less forgiving. Despite eviction protections in many areas, these landlords insist they need their rent on time, no exceptions, and if they don't get it, their tenants must go elsewhere.
Such nightmarish landlord stories are a reality for many, and they're the source of much stress for those trying to stay safe within their own homes during this difficult time.
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Pregnant Dublin doctor evicted over WhatsApp during #Covid19! This is obscene. I’ve been assisting. Doctor wants new covid eviction law to include licensee tenants who live with landlord; many in health service & can be turfed out without notice when we so need them. #Seanad2020 pic.twitter.com/fhQycGSCF9— Ruth Coppinger (@RuthCoppingerSP) March 23, 2020
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here is a landlord evicting a paramedic in the middle of a global pandemic literally because he works in the NHS pic.twitter.com/H0ojcZqIwi— Gordon Maloney (@gordonmaloney) March 21, 2020
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No WaterPhoto: @EminaKosjenka / Twitter
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It's RainingPhoto: @SharksOnCouches / Twitter
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No Discounts Or HelpPhoto: @MannyDuran / Twitter
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That's A Little DramaticPhoto: @RentStrike2020 / Twitter