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Nobody wants to see an eviction in this time of trouble, and keeping tenants in their homes during these circumstances is a noble social endeavour. However why does that become the landlord's responsibility? This seems like the role of government, and I think government should pay their rent. This would be analagous to the current program offering to pay businesses 75% of their employees' wages in order to keep them working.
I expect the state of emergency to be cleared only with a great deal of caution and conservatism. i.e. this will be several months at least. If a tenant hasn't paid rent for 3 months, and maybe starts work again, how are they going to be able to pay the accrued rent at the end of the state of emergency? I expect tenants will walk, and good luck to the landlord in trying to collect.
I am a new member and wonder if there is a centralized email list where this message can be sent to all landlords? In the meantime, I urge you to contact your MLA and explain the inequitable treatment of landlords; I am not aware of any other people/groups for whom the impact of government Covid-19 support action ADDS TO THEIR BURDEN.
After all, what is the purpose of this income support? Food and shelter have to be the top priorities - even above health. If a tenant doesn't pay the rent, the provincial government should pay it.
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