Any park owners struggling to collect rent with eviction moratoriums in place? One specific park we have in Illinois is racking up quite the balances owed due to residents not paying rent and our inability to enforce evictions. We will be delivering this notice weekly along with increased activity to knock on doors and make calls to collect payment. Anyone else have any creative ideas to collect rent when we can’t use our number 1 tool of enforcement (evictions)???
This is notice we are using…
CALL MANAGER IMMEDIATELY (314) 312-2848
According to our lease agreement, payment is due by the first day of each month.
YOUR BALANCE AS OF TODAY IS: $________________.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW ABOUT COVID-19
● This crisis is testing all of us. We know that many families are facing financial pressures as businesses have been forced to scale back or close. We’re committed to helping our residents during these trying times if they’re financially impacted by this pandemic.
● You may be aware of the current governor’s order as a stay on evictions. Below is directly from the executive order. Please UNDERSTAND YOU ARE STILL OBLIGATED BY LAW TO PAY RENT.
Section 2. A person or entity may not commence a residential eviction action pursuant to or arising under 735 ILCS 5/9-101 et seq., unless a tenant poses a direct threat to the health and safety of other tenants, an immediate and severe risk to property, or a violation of any applicable building code, health ordinance, or similar regulation. Nothing in this Executive Order shall be construed as relieving any individual of the obligation to pay rent or comply with any other obligation that an individual may have pursuant to a lease or rental agreement.
● While we are all weathering this, we are heartened by the stories of neighbors helping one another. Working together to stay safe is what will get us through this crisis, and we are here for you. The steps we’re taking will safeguard this community and we appreciate your willingness to help.
● In addition to your well- being, we’re also concerned over the long-term ramifications of this public health crisis. As a business, we have several financial obligations to meet including mortgages, utilities, staff, insurance and taxes. We’re also proud to employ our managers and helpers and to keep our hard working staff on the job. There is much uncertainty right now, but we will do our best to ensure that we all remain safe. It’s important that you do your part by continuing to pay your rent on time – again, there are resources for those financially impacted by COVID-19 – and adhering to any safety requirements we have to put in place.
Thank you for working with us during this crisis.