If you have followed what has been happening with Eviction Extensions, you will notice the moratorium extension has once again been extended. The CDC has put a halt to residential evictions since August 3rd one more time. They want to ensure those who are displaced do not spread Covid-19. Their main fear is if people are evicted and forced to live in groups like homeless shelters, the disease will spread. This situation would not be good for the community. In addition, this still gives them some time to find a job, if they don’t already have one, and use that time to get the money needed to pay for their rent.
Who is Eviction Extension for
If you are a landlord, you are most likely wondering for who precisely this extension applies? It is important that you understand who this applies to so you can take any steps if necessary. According to current information provided by the CDC, this Eviction Extension applies to those who have failed to pay their rent or late fees.
Now there still are some important rules to remember and keep in consideration. The state of Texas is only extending this until October 1st. If you, as a landlord, have any pending applications for tenants, a judge can postpone their eviction for 60 days. This is the time limit they have to give the necessary funds.
It is important for us to note in order for a tenant to be eligible, they must first have an active eviction case. So this does not apply to more recent eviction cases. In addition to that, they must have a household income below or at 80 percent of your area’s median income. So, take a look at some of the eviction cases that you may have at the moment and take the necessary steps.
As a landlord, you are still responsible for giving a 30-day eviction notice. All tenants must be aware of their eviction. This is still a rule that must be followed.
If you have any questions about the new extension, you can call the Okonji Law Office. Ask to speak with John Okonji, and he will be able to answer any questions you might have.