Aaron Schlossberg Wants You To Know How COVID-19 Affects the Landlord-Tenant Relationship and Leads to Possible Strains
Attorney Aaron Schlossberg Wants to Help You Learn How COVID-19 Can Affect Your Tenant and Landlord Relationship
The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg, Esq., P.L.L.C. can help you with landlord and tenants disputes, and even file lawsuits for both parties as needed. However, they prefer to help mediate the disputes and help both parties reach a resolution. Right now, with COVID-19, landlord-tenant relationships are being strained in a way that they may never have been strained before. Here are a few of the most common ways the relationships can be strained and what both landlords and tenants can do to ease these strains and work in harmony during this difficult and challenging time to avoid having to hire an attorney like Aaron Schlossberg to help with these disputes.
Strain 1: Late Rent Payments
One of the biggest strains that The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg, Esq., P.L.L.C. predicts seeing due to COVID-19 is late premises payments. There are a number of reasons why a tenant may be late with their rent. A large percentage of people are not working at this time, due to their jobs being considered non-essential or due to underlying health conditions that may make it unsafe for them to work at this time. Aaron Schlossberg notes that a homeowner can reach out to his/her mortgage bank about delaying payments. Renters can reach out to their landlords and ask if they can pay certain amounts only or work out payment plans. Communication often helps. Many are struggling right now, and compassion sometimes is more effective than aggressiveness.
Strain 2: Untimely Repairs
Another common tenant-landlord issue that The Law Office of Aaron Schlossberg expects to see as a result of COVID-19 is repairs that are not made in a timely manner. If your toilet starts to flood, you expect your landlord to either come themselves or hire someone to come to your home immediately to fix the issue. Unfortunately, you may not get repairs as quickly right now as you could in the past. Tenants, Aaron Schlossberg states, in staying in contact with their landlords may be able to achieve their desired results more quickly. Landlords can keep their tenants in the know and may thereby maintain good relations and avoid claims and lawsuits. Landlords can inform tenants they are working to find a contractor as quickly as possible and can let them know the time frames that repair companies are quoting for inspections and repairs.
Strain 3: The Inability to Get in Contact With Your Tenants or Landlord
One of many more common strains that The Law Office of Aaron Schlossberg expects to see as a result of COVID-19 is the inability to get in touch with tenants or landlords. If you are calling a tenant or landlord to discuss rent, repairs, or other issues, you expect them to get back to you timely. Right now, it is important to understand that people may be hospitalized, dealing with family issues, or struggling to get by day-to-day. Aaron Schlossberg has noted that a healthy balance of persistence and patience could be key.
Attorney Aaron Schlossberg knows that this is a challenging time for both tenants and landlords. As a tenant, you may not be working at this time, and paying rent is challenging. As a landlord, you may want your rent money or may be unable to make repairs to the premises. In many jurisdictions, evictions are on hold, so working with your landlord and tenant can help you to reach the best outcome at this time. If you are struggling to work with your tenant or landlord, or feel they are not treating you fairly at this time, you may consider these statements from The Law Office of Aaron Schlossberg.
About Attorney Aaron Schlossberg
The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg, Esq., P.L.L.C.
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