Hey, Landlords: Let's Pay It Forward During This Coronavirus War

We all should be asking ourselves what we can do to help others during this difficult time. Forgiving rent is a good place to start.

While I’m a lawyer by trade, my wife and I also own a handful rental properties. A few days ago we were having dinner when an idea occurred to us both at the same time: “Our country is at war with an invisible enemy. America is in lockdown. We need to help our tenants who are now, or soon will be, facing real financial trouble.

“Let’s waive April’s rent. We can contact our tenants and tell them to not pay the rent for April as it is forgiven. We’ll call it the ‘Beaver Family Stimulus Package for Our Tenants.’”

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H. Dennis Beaver, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Author of "You and the Law"

After attending Loyola University School of Law, H. Dennis Beaver joined California's Kern County District Attorney's Office, where he established a Consumer Fraud section. He is in the general practice of law and writes a syndicated newspaper column, "You and the Law." Through his column he offers readers in need of down-to-earth advice his help free of charge. "I know it sounds corny, but I just love to be able to use my education and experience to help, simply to help. When a reader contacts me, it is a gift."