By Gary Ganchrow
There have been several layers of emergency executive orders and local ordinances affecting property ownership since the COVID-19 pandemic began. These executive orders and local ordinances have seemingly come out at dizzying speeds but have not necessarily been fully consistent with each other. Some (many) have protected renters, while relatively few others were designed to benefit property owners. The one constant has been that they are hard to keep track of.
Below I discuss a few of the rights and protections the government has provided, but I start with two disclaimers. First, I provide an overview only, and second, because of the speed at which ne rules are created, some of the dates and laws discussed below may have already changed by the time you read this.
- The CARES Act: Relief for Property Owners