And the lawsuits start flying : landlord versus tenant

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Submitted by Coronita on June 13, 2020 - 3:10am

When too much is too much, it goes full circle and people fight back.

https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing...

Fortunately, so far , Ive been receiving all my rents in full.

But in principle, I support the lawsuits.

Submitted by outtamojo on June 13, 2020 - 9:36am.

When they dont pay rents doesn't that make the landlord effectively furloughed?

Submitted by gzz on June 15, 2020 - 3:46pm.

Showing a regulatory taking is very hard, there isn't much chance unless the regulation hurts the value of the land by at least half. Don't think apartment complexes in LA are down half in value, or even 5%, solely because of this regulation.

The part that a tenant can pay late and then not repay for a year is a stronger case for the landlords. That's changing a contract signed by both parties solely and drastically in one party's favor. The cities and states very much can regulate rental contracts with rules like this, but whether they can retroactively on existing leases is a much harder question.

Emergency powers during a pandemic is a powerful argument. However, the law isn't limited to evictions because of pandemic job losses, e.g., a movie theater employee. Further, it seems like this isn't directly about the pandemic, but the second order economic effects. The cost of the pandemic is being shifting to and heavily concentrated upon one discrete group.

This all seems like anti-landlord overkill. Already, as a practical matter, evictions were stopped for months because of court closures, and the remaining ones will take even longer than normal. The law needlessly hits landlords even harder than this, with seemingly no benefit for public health.

This is also about LA being cheap: they want to help impacted households who can't afford the rent, but rather than provide assistance with public funds, they are just dictating rent is free. That in theory it can be collected later is for practical purposes meaningless in most cases, because most tenants are judgment proof.

Submitted by barnaby33 on June 19, 2020 - 8:23am.

The article is behind a paywall. Can you provide the summary?
Josh

Submitted by Coronita on June 19, 2020 - 8:41am.

barnaby33 wrote:
The article is behind a paywall. Can you provide the summary?
Josh

It's not. You just have exceeded the number of free articles per month...

Clear your browser cookies or better yet create brand new browser profile that has no cookies set yet. Incognito mode wont work (they figured that one out).

Submitted by Coronita on June 20, 2020 - 7:22pm.
Submitted by svelte on June 20, 2020 - 8:28pm.

Coronita wrote:
barnaby33 wrote:
The article is behind a paywall. Can you provide the summary?
Josh

It's not. You just have exceeded the number of free articles per month...

Just because he's exceeded his free articles doesn't mean it's not behind a paywall. ?

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