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Of course it depends on how long this situation lasts, etc. I'm a landlord, too, and it's certainly not cheap to evict someone.

I never said it was cheap. That doesn't change the fact that for those who will end up being evicted (and there are some of those), an eviction postponement is giving away free rent.

I'd certainly rather give someone a month to get things sorted out than to evict someone. I was faced with that last year, and my tenant got his stuff together; he paid the back rent, the fees on the back rent and ended up renewing his lease this year.

Yes, some do manage to cure their issues. But there are still evictions for non-payment that occur all the time, or at least did until some states started not allowing evictions for non-payment during the crisis. The thing is - it appears that at least some renters, despite warnings all over social media, appear to be seeing this as a 'rent holiday', rather than the rent postponement. And how many of those renters are really going to have enough to pay the 3 - 6 months back rent when the postponement ends?

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