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Eviction bans to continue through June in San Mateo County

Original post made on Jun 3, 2020

Struggling renters of homes and small-scale storefronts in Menlo Park and some county areas will get a break for at least one more month before facing eviction for not paying rent.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 11:39 AM

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Posted by Bruce Good
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 3, 2020 at 12:21 pm

Late fees added on top of past due rents whether commercial or residential?


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Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 3, 2020 at 3:50 pm

FYI for those thinking about taking advantage of this: this is probably unconstitutional, and it’s probably going to be nullified.

Thank god, too. I have all the sympathy in the world for those who’ve lost their jobs due to the lockdown and are struggling to pay rent, but forcing landlords should somehow pick up the slack and pay your rent for you is absurdly wrong. The government can’t make rent “free.” Building and maintaining houses and running a property business takes money, time, and effort from other people—and you aren’t entitled to any of that.


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Posted by Belle Haven Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jun 3, 2020 at 6:22 pm

There will be bankruptcies, evictions, and all kinds of bad things for both tenants and landlords. It's possible that rents will go lower and landlords will be glad to have a reliable tenant who can pay. Anything that buys time, so people can keep going until we know how bad it's going to be is worth a try.


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Posted by Rents are already down
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 4, 2020 at 4:26 pm

Sfgate is already reporting that rents are declining, something like 9% vs. last year for 1 bedrooms, and 6-7% decline for 2 bedrooms in SF. Web Link

I would expect rent declines in the peninsula as well.

Why pay astronomical rents when you can WFH anywhere? And sadly, those with major income loss will likely be moving at some point.


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Posted by Rents are already down
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 4, 2020 at 5:32 pm

See rent declines in peninsula cities here: 15% drop year over year.

Web Link

The housing market might be next.


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