Thursday, April 02, 2020

Rent Strike Threatens Kansas City Housing

A few locals have talked to use about the prospect of another industry collapse given that evictions are on pause and they usually take months. Here's a glimpse at the latest crisis in the making thanks to the BEST & BRIGHTEST TKC READERS:

Tenants and Landlords Prepare for Non-payment of Rent

April rent checks are due today, but tenants in cities across the U.S. say they won't pay, either due to economic hardship or to increase leverage for political demands.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Prediction: Landlords are not going to know what hit them; it's going to be like nothing they've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

You signed a contract and owe the rent. The unemployment payments should more than cover rent.

Anonymous said...

Unemployment cover rent and esdintials?? You are lying again.

Anonymous said...

Why are these rent strikers being so anti-semetic?

Anonymous said...

Pay what you can. These rental companies and landlords are gonna get their money. They don't care about what you are going thru. They want their money. They'll either see you in court or see you on your credit report.

Anonymous said...

The unemployment payments are enhanced with a $600 per week for four month bonus of sorts from the feds. Obviously unemployment will not be received for a short period of time but the rent is due and the tenants need to work with the landlord to pay the rent. Not paying the landlord isn't going to solve the issue. The landlord isn't prevented from posting a notice of eviction; the landlord is prevented from eviction for a short period of time. When that period of time end the tenants will be immediately evicted. The landlord needs to pay the bills also.

Anonymous said...


I'm Sleepy Joe Biden and I forgot this message.

Anonymous said...

All not paying rent does is dig a deeper hole for the paycheck to paycheck idiots. They might get over short term, but with no spending discipline it will eventually be lights out (literally).

Anonymous said...

Commercial landlords are making quiet concessions on rent, especially to small businesses.

Apartment landlords should do the same thing. If there are mass evictions, it will help propel a negative feedback loop.

If a depression mentality sets in, it won't be in the interests of landlords.

A two month hit to rents might be the best investment protection a landlord can make for his long-term vslue.

Anonymous said...

^^Agree completely, but the way to start the dialogue is not by declaring a rent strike or refusing to pay anything.

Anonymous said...

All these section ape losers get their payments made by Uncle Sam so what’s the problem?

Anonymous said...

Glad I am not a landlord, especially a paycheck to paycheck landlord who never fixes shit because they gamble the rent monies received.