Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Humane Evictions

The Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell announced a two-week ban on evictions involving foreclosed rental properties. It seems renters might be getting evicted when their landlord's property gets foreclosed, even though they've paid rent. Pickell said the two week moratorium would provide an opportunity to come up with a "more humane" way to deal with tenants.

The Genesee Landlords Association responded by threatening to sue the sheriff's office if he didn't enforce the eviction notices.

After all, Flint's got such a hot real estate market that banks and mortgage companies want to get these desirable foreclosure properties on the market as soon as possible. Who cares if some renters get put out on the street?

1 comment:

  1. They've had some news here in Chicagoland about a DuPage county sheriff (I believe) who decided to stop evicting renters who had been paying up on their rent. After being sued by a bank, it turned out that Illinois law protected renters living in houses that were repossessed. Not sure of the exact news on this, but that's the gist of it.

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