Nevada Eviction Moratorium Extended 45 Days

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced on Monday 8/31 that the statewide eviction moratorium has been extended for another 45 days.

The move came just in time as the previous eviction moratorium was slated to expire today, September 1st, 2020, at 12:01 am.

About The 45 Day Extension

With the Governor’s eviction moratorium extension also comes an increase of $10 million dollars in rental assistance as well that will enable counties to pay out financial assistance to landlords, fund unemployment claims, and mediation programs.

During his press conference on Monday, Governor Sisolak also stated that tenants who have been affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic still had an obligation to pay their rents.

Hopeful That Landlords And Tenants Will Work Together

Like other Governors across the United States, Sisolak is hopeful that both landlords and tenants will come together to work out rental payment arrangements so that tenants who are struggling financially can pay their landlords some of the money that they owe them.

The new alternative dispute resolution will certainly help landlords and tenants agree on back rent that’s owed before landlords choose to start the eviction process.

Governor Sisolak also empowered Nevada’s Supreme Court to waive its 60-day requirement for creating new rules for dispute resolutions. This is expected to streamline the dispute resolution process in the court system, and that’s a good thing, because once Nevada’s eviction moratorium expires for good, mass evictions are expected in Nevada.

California Also Extends Their Eviction Moratorium

Lawmakers in the State of California also extended their eviction moratorium through January 2021.

This new eviction moratorium (AB 3088) doesn’t give tenants a free ride of 5 months without having to pay their rents, California tenants have to pay 25% of their rents during this period and sign a document which states that they have been hurt financially during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Is Extending Eviction Bans Like Kicking The Can?

Extending Nevada and California’s eviction bans has been called “kicking the can” by many people because lawmakers continue to push back evictions for a few months when in reality the problem just gets worse with each eviction ban extension.

Like tenants in Nevada, California renters still have to pay back rent that they owe their landlords dating back to the start of the Pandemic.

Will tenants in either state be able to pay their landlords the back rent that they owe them?

Are small, ‘mom and pop’ landlords who have houses for rent in either state going to be able to survive for another 30 days or more without collecting money owed for rent?

The answers to these questions will only be known with time.

As with any other property manager in San Diego or Nevada, we’re hopeful that local economies will improve and eviction cliffs can be avoided because with fall and winter fast approaching, nobody in the United States wants to see more people living on the streets.

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Arizona Rental Market Update- Statewide Eviction Ban Extended Until October 31st

The latest news affecting the Arizona Rental Market is that Governor Ducey’s eviction ban was recently extended on July 22nd to October 31st, 2020.

Governor Ducey’s move to extend the eviction ban continues his effort to help Arizonians avoid eviction if they lost their jobs due to Coronavirus or contracted the virus and are unable to work.

Most housing advocates applauded the Governor’s move since a large portion of the money from the Cares Act to help people pay their rents and mortgages hasn’t been dispersed yet but the big thing that’s not being talked about is how the eviction ban in Arizona is affecting landlords.

Sadly, landlords in Arizona are feeling the same financial strain of evictions just like landlords in California and other states because the money that landlords depend on to cover their mortgages, property taxes, utilities, and other essential expenses is no longer there.

Landlords are often classified as being “heartless” by some housing advocates but the truth is that rental housing is a business, and with income coming in that business cannot survive.

More Landlords Are Challenging The Eviction Ban In Arizona

As the eviction ban continues, more landlords across Arizona are stepping up to challenge it although their efforts are being defeated in the courts.

A Phoenix landlord recently sued the Governor claiming that the Arizona Eviction Moratorium was unconstitutional because it prevented them from evicting a family from their rental property that owed more than $4,000 in unpaid rent.

The landlord’s lawsuit was quickly rejected by a Superior Court judge in Maricopa County but, it’s likely this won’t be the last lawsuit against the eviction moratorium that we will see in the coming weeks.

Thankfully money may be on the way for tenants in the Arizona Rental Market as negotiations are underway between Republicans and Democrats to release another economic stimulus. This would most likely pay the same amount of $1,200 per adult as last time, but those negotiations are still in the early stages so it’s likely that we won’t see that money go out until late August or early September.

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How Does GoldenWest Management Show Properties While Following Social Distancing?

One of the most challenging things that landlords across the United States have had to deal with since the start of Coronavirus is how to continue showing rental properties as normal while following social distancing rules at the same time.

The good news is that at GoldenWest Management, we utilize the latest technology which enable us to continue with managing rental properties as before while following social distancing.

We’ve Partnered With Rently

Thanks to our partnership with rently.com, we can continue showing properties as we did before Coronavirus without any of our property managers having to be physically present to show a property to a prospective tenant.

How does rently.com work? It’s an easy process that involves a prospective tenant entering their driver’s license and credit card information to auto-register for a showing.

Once the prospective tenant auto-registers for a showing, the owner or landlord will know the day and time for the showing and they will also be notified when the individual shows up plus when they leave the property so that there isn’t any question about if they actually followed through with the showing or not.

What’s even better about Rently is that when a prospective renter enters their credit card information, the owner of the property is insured for up to $10,000. This will give owners confidence that they are protected financially if the person touring the property does damage to it.

What Happens After A Prospective Tenant Self Tours A Property?

After a prospective tenant self-tours a property, we also use digital documents including digital rental applications and lease documents so that face-to-face contact can be avoided and social distancing guidelines are enforced during the lockdown.

Our tenants can also pay their rents online, this also ensures that we don’t have to have physical contact with tenants while also enabling the process of rent collection to be done quickly and efficiently.

To learn more about the property management services that we can offer you contact us today by calling (866) 545-5303 or connect with us online.

What Can Las Vegas Landlords Do to Help Their Tenants?

With the Las Vegas economy shutdown since early March, landlords in Las Vegas are feeling the economic effects of coronavirus since it’s estimated that 30 to 40 percent of Vegas residents are unemployed and may be unable to pay their rents.

The big question is what can owners do to help their tenants while the lockdown persists and the economy is paused?

In this article, we will answer this question and provide tips for how owners can survive the coming months until people start going back to work, and businesses start getting back to normal.

Landlords Should Contact Their Lenders Immediately

One of the most constructive things that landlords in Las Vegas should do right now is to contact their lenders to see if they qualify for forbearance, if they will be unable to make their April mortgage payments.

If a landlord can make their April payments, they should still consider refinancing their existing loans anyway to take advantage of historically low interest rates, or applying for a home equity line of credit (HELOC) for one or more of their rental properties.

Refinancing, or applying for a HELOC, will enable landlords to potentially have access to cash that they can use for building cash reserves which will enable them to have a financial “buffer” to weather the coming months.

Communicate with Tenants

Since evictions are suspended in Nevada until the Governor’s recent emergency declaration is lifted, landlords in Las Vegas should do everything they can to work things out with their tenants.

Tenants should be encouraged to pay their landlord some money now towards their rent while agreeing to catch up and pay the remaining balance over up to 12 months.

Landlords should also encourage their tenants to utilize the programs that are available to them including unemployment. If the tenant is a taxpayer, they should be made aware of the pending Federal Stimulus payment that they will be receiving within the coming weeks as well.

Contact GoldenWest Management

To learn more about the Las Vegas Rental Market, or to speak with us about our property management services, contact us today by calling (866) 545-5303 or click here.

What Are Landlords and Tenants Supposed to Do About Rent?

In the last 30 days, coronavirus has been responsible for changing the economy and rental market across the United States because most people who were renting before coronavirus, and working steadily, are now laid off and may be unable to pay their rents.

This is a problem that every city in the United States is facing right now, especially in cities like Las Vegas that rely heavily on the tourism industry.

Even though landlords and tenants may face difficult times ahead, some solutions can be utilized to help them make it through the coming months.

We’re All in This Together

During a recent interview, HUD Chairman Dr. Ben Carson said that both landlords and tenants are going to have to work together to make it through the coming months as coronavirus has affected everyone in some way.

What does this mean? Tenants should contact their landlords immediately if they are unable to pay their rent and work out a payment plan so that they can pay the landlord some money now, while deferring the remaining balance on their rent over 12 months.

Every Situation Will Be Different

Every tenant’s situation is going to be unique following coronavirus, there may be some tenants who will be able to go back to work next month while others may not be able to work for another 6 months.

Landlords should be willing to work with their tenants to come up with the best solution for them that will help them to make it through the coming months.

What Should Owners Do with No Revenue Coming In?

Owners should contact their lenders immediately if they are unable to pay their April mortgage to see if they qualify for a forbearance, or they should pursue one of the other ways to build cash reserves that we mentioned in our previous blog post.

Many people are projecting that Coronavirus could last until June so every owner must take action now and be willing to work with their tenants while they focus on building cash reserves so they can survive the coming months.

Rental Market Projections for The Next 60-90 Days

At GoldenWest Management we project that 20% to 30% of tenants will not be able to pay all or a portion of their rent while there may be tenants who are unable to pay rent and will want to turn in their keys to their landlords.

April and May are going to be tough months for owners and tenants for sure, we hope that coronavirus will be gone by June and the economy will be back on track but that may not be the case if the virus lasts into the summer months.

We encourage both owners and tenants to stay on top of what’s happening by following our blog and other trustworthy news sources like local city news or information from organizations like the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For questions about what’s happening in the rental market, or to speak with us about our property management services, contact us today by calling (866) 545-5303 or connect with us online.

GoldenWest Management Is Still Open During Coronavirus

Over the last 30 days, coronavirus has been on the minds of everyone as the virus has caused many cities nationwide to issue “shelter at home orders” which has also resulted in some businesses shutting down.

At GoldenWest Management, our team is still working remotely from our home offices. This has enabled us to continue serving our tenants as normal during the coronavirus crisis without shutting our business down.

We’re continuing to serve our existing clients as before because building maintenance is considered to be an “essential service” so if you’re a GWM tenant who has a maintenance request, please contact us at (866) 545-5303, or to learn more about our property management services please click here.