Posts Tagged ‘evictions’

Saskatchewan lifts suspension on non-urgent evictions

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Saskatchewan landlords know how difficult the past several months of been. With the economy hit hard many renters couldn’t (or just refused to) pay rent.

Unlike a group who copied our name because we became popular and they copied us and were eager to sell memberships, we are real local landlords who have “skin in the game” and don’t get a nice, juicy corporate salary to copy our name and “defend landlords”.

Fortunately There Is Great News For Saskatchewan Landlords

The Saskatchewan Government’s suspension of non-urgent evictions is ending on August 4th.

On that day, the province’s Office of Residential Tenancies will be taking eviction applications from landlords for all issues, including non-payment of rent. Tenants will also have to begin paying back overdue rent that was deferred because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan says the plan for the original suspension was to make sure people had a place to physically distance and some relief from COVID-19 financial burdens, but with the pandemic’s curve flattening, it was time to begin pre-pandemic rental operations

PAY YOUR RENT CAMPAIGN 2020

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Smart Tenants Will Pay Rent & Cooperate With Your Landlord For a Win-Win Situation

Small landlords know the challenges tenants face.  Because we faced them too!  Many us were renters before.

We want to work with you to keep you renting from us.

Please know that just because we own a rental property, or rent out our basement, doesn’t mean we are rich. We aren’t.

Many of us are working class people who have decided to avoid the crazy stock market and buy a rental property to help us when we retire.

We need rent to be paid so we can also survive and want to cooperate with you to make sure we have a win-win relationship. We have to pay our mortgage, property taxes, insurance, maintenance.

There are calls saying “Don’t Pay Rent” all over social media

We want to make sure tenants know good landlords want to work with you for all of us surviving.

We support tenants in need, but many of us are also on the financial edge!

To prove our support, thousands of landlords and this association are lobbying both the provincial and federal government to create a nation-wide “rent bank” that will help tenants in need get grants or low-cost loans to pay rent.

This will make sure there is no “landlord-tenant” conflicts or haggling and keep landlords in business and tenants safe in their rental homes.

Something similar to the Canada student loan system where people in temporary need get financial help from the government.

Landlords want to work with tenants (and tenant groups) to make this happen. And happen fast!

Avoid The “Don’t Pay Your Rent” Memes and Media

This isn’t a poor tenant vs. a rich evil landlord issue.

It’s a working class tenant facing challenges renting from a working class small landlord who is also facing challenges.

If you don’t pay rent (like so many are saying) it will lead to eventually being evicted with large debts, and your search for a new home will include no reference and bad credit.

Good Landlords and Good Tenants Working Together

Tenants make sure you pay your rent on time, or work it out with your landlord.

Short term easy answers like “don’t pay rent” will lead to unnecessary problems for tenants a few months from now.

These groups should be joining us to lobby for a nation-wide rent bank to truly help tenants instead of wanting to “stick it to the landlord” (which only lead to legal issues down the road). But it’s so sexy to be a revolutionary, right?

Be Smart

If you can’t pay rent work things out with your landlord who will give you a discount or deferred payments.

Paying Rent or Cooperating With Your Landlord On A Fair Payment Plan Is the Smart Move!

Real Saskatchewan Landlords Association Asks: Did Your Tenants Pay May 1st Rent?

Friday, May 1st, 2020

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