The St Louis Contrarian

Providing Independent and Intelligent Insight on St. Louis Public Policy Issues

Federal Eviction Moratoriums Have Loopholes

A good article here from Washington Post. The federal law has loopholes as it probably should. For one thing someone should still be evicted for bad behavior, tearing up the unit etc. Second, a tenant who owed back rent prior to the order should still be allowed to be evicted. The Coronavirus issue did not cause the delinquency. I feel for both sides here, but landlords cannot pay bills if people do not pay rent. I think if challenged in court eviction moratoriums would be unconstitutional, constituting an illegal taking. Furthermore, the rent and interest continue to accrue. What happens when the moratorium is lifted? Written by Paul Dribin


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