Skip to comments.San Francisco passes sweeping pandemic-related eviction ban
Posted on 06/18/2020 6:21:01 PM PDT by KingofZion
Landlords will be permanently barred from evicting tenants if they cant pay rent due to coronavirus-related issues, like job loss or getting sick from the virus, under legislation passed by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
The legislation passed 10-1, with Supervisor Catherine Stefani in dissent.
Mayor London Breed already issued an emergency order banning evictions during the public health emergency and for two months after to help people avoid displacement during the pandemic. She also eliminated late fees and interest and gave tenants more time to pay back their rent.
But many still worried about the looming threat of eviction after the emergency order lifts. The legislation, written by Supervisor Dean Preston, does not waive unpaid rent, but instead makes the current moratorium permanent by forbidding landlords from ever using the missed rent as a reason for eviction no matter when the public health emergency is lifted.
*** This proposal drew several hours of public comment at Mondays Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting. While those in favor of the ordinance said its important to protect people from displacement during the pandemic, those against it worried about the strain it could put on landlords who still need to cover their own expenses.
Im a mom-and-pop business, Barbara Dwyer, who owns a three-unit building near Dolores Park, previously told The Chronicle. Dwyer said she already lowered her tenants rent by 10% at the beginning of the public health emergency. If my tenants were to decide to stop paying rent, I still have to pay my property taxes, utilities, insurance and cost of repairs.
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Landlords are the evil rich. Just ask the multi-millionaire liberal politicians.
I foresee no rentals in San Francisco.
But long term hotel rooms.
I wonder what the consequences will be. I imagine the supply of rentable properties will shrink. Yielding a net contraction of affordable housing.
Virtue signaling is so satisfying even when, or better, especially when, the results are completely unvirtuous.
Newsome will probably
Mandate it for the
Orange Man, Bad.
Did they give landlords the same jubilee to their mortgage holders?
That will spur investment
This is step 1 in perpetuating the virus-related panic in SF for at least the next year or two. You’ve got at least 10 moonbats on the city council, plus the mayor and the goober in Sacramento.
What could possibly be wrong?
Contract law? Gone. Personal property, nope.
Only those with sterling credentials will be approved for leases. Or Landlords will insist of full-year rent being paid in advance.
So are they also telling the banks they can’t require the landlords to make their mortgage payments?
Then property taxes should be optional. How would that go over?
The landlords will be exempt from property taxes during this period—or not... :-(
I cannot even believe this kind of thing could happen in America. Total disregard for the landlords property, expenses, and other issues. A landlord could even watch their property being destroyed and they can’t do anything about it. This is pure lawlessness by politicians. Some landlords only have one or two properties and there entire income and life is dependent on the income. This completely destroys those landlords. They will have to go live under a bridge before this is over. This becomes a matter of demanding that a landlord provide housing, repairs, and pay the property taxes for such tenants housing just because the governors order it to be so. Think about how evil and lawless that is.
An unconstitutional taking?
What say you, FReeper lawyers?
Ain’t communist fascism grand!
This sounds like a disguised government confiscation of private property.
Inverse condemnation of all rental properties. If someone can find a judge in California who is not a socialist they have a good class action lawsuit.
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