The Law Office of Kurt H King

April 20, 2020

Rent Payments–The Covid-19 Virus

Filed under: Bankruptcy,Litigation,Real Estate — kurthking @ 5:06 pm
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How do we pay rent when we can’t work due to stay-home orders concerning the Covid-19 virus?

We all hope to be back to work full tilt this May, but many workers may not see that happen.  Hopefully, our landlords will be flexible and adjust or abate rent while workers are laid off or unable to go to work due to “lock-down” stay-at-home orders.

Working with the landlord is key, but landlords and tenants should read their leases if they have one.  The lease may have Act of God or force majeure clauses that touch on what happens with rent in a pandemic situation.   If so, the words of those provisions are important to read and study.

Government orders and laws may also apply, such as “no eviction” stay mandates by the President and state and federal government, designed to not force tenants out on the street while the country is trying to minimize new infections of the Covid-19 virus.  However, those stay orders just postpone matters and rent will surely be due at some point down the road when stays are lifted, resulting in a mass of eviction cases.

If you have questions or need guidance on this area, please call so we can see whether there is a way to help you.  Thank you.

Kurt H. King  816.781.6000

Law Office of Kurt H. King, 20 E. Franklin, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri 64068

Practice Areas–Bankruptcy Chapter 7, Landlord-Tenant disputes, Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, Family Law, Estate Planning, Employee Discrimination, General Matters

 

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