Eviction company claims more needs to be done to protect landlords

While a moratorium on evictions has been in place since March, a local eviction company says more needs to be done to protect landlords who are not getting monthly rent payments from their tenants.

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2020, 1:47 AM

Updated 1,458 days ago

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While a moratorium on evictions has been in place since March, a local eviction company says more needs to be done to protect landlords who are not getting monthly rent payments from their tenants. 
The owner of Quick Evic, a service used to help landlords through the eviction process, says they’re now backed up with more than 100 eviction cases. They say because of the moratorium, they can’t do their jobs and that the company is struggling to make ends meet. 
They are echoing the cries of landlords, calling on the state to allow evictions to move forward on a case by case basis. 
"The government is not doing anything for us. These tenants are, some of these people are receiving stimulus checks, they're receiving unemployment checks, they're collecting all this money and they're not paying rent, they're not paying bills and the landlords have to bare the costs for these people to live in these properties,” said landlord Shalise Bailey. 
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Many say they were set to serve eviction papers on tenants who have not been paying rent, but can’t because of the moratorium. Now, they say they’re struggling to pay their bills. 
"I have utility bills, I have some mortgage payments left. I depend on that little income to pay the bills," said Landlord Larry Mangar.
"Any pre-existing cases before the pandemic, they need to take a look at these cases and examine what's going on, hear out the landlords. This can't wait until after the pandemic is over, like we don't know how long this is going to go,” said Bailey.
 


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