Hurricane recovery renters skipping out?
Because of this situation, FEMA actually changed a lot of their rules as things unfolded in the territories. I had a friend visit in November 2017 who was a retired FEMA caseworker, whose wife is a current FEMA contracts person, who did an incredible amount of pushing while he was here to get things changed. And they did change. But there were still a lot of people who were originally denied and never appealed that missed out.
On St. John, we have the RHI program which is really just starting to see some progress. They are helping fill the gap between where FEMA and insurance companies left off. But this program doesn't help much for the people who are in probate hell.
The situation Julie describes is far too common and has been one of the barriers for many to receiving disaster aid from FEMA. If you’ve lived somewhere for decades but the name on the deed isn’t yours and that person is dead, the government relief can’t be paid out to anyone even if the property damage qualifies. Lots of folks slipping through the cracks for this reason.
NO, IT IS NOT! How do you know the landlord's situation? Maybe they have a friend or relative who needs the space. Maybe they've fallen ill and need to sell the place to make money. Maybe their costs have risen and they need to charge higher rent. Maybe they just don't want to be landlords anymore. Whatever the case, it's really none of your business. The point is you are not in their shoes and you have ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT to shame them. None. As long as they're giving proper notice they're holding up their end of the bargain, regardless if the tenant has been there for a month or a decade.
I'll say it again: SHAME ON YOU for shaming someone else for doing nothing wrong. YOU'RE the one doing harm with your comments.
And maybe they are just greedy f*cks that don't give a crap about anyone. So ya, if you throw out a long term tenant on 30 days notice in order to temporarily collect a $250/night FEMA voucher, then you deserved to be shamed. And if your new tenants skip out on you without paying, expect to be laughed at too.
jasona wrote: And maybe they are just greedy f*cks that don't give a crap about anyone. So ya, if you throw out a long term tenant on 30 days notice in order to temporarily collect a $250/night FEMA voucher, then you deserved to be shamed. And if your new tenants skip out on you without paying, expect to be laughed at too.
Business is business. Sometimes the world is a cruel place. Deal with it.
The time may come that, on your death bed, you regret choosing to make a few quick bucks over doing the right thing by someone.