Rent Collection & Enforcement Challenges from COVID-19: What Landlords Need to Know


CLE credits earned: 1 GENERAL (or 1 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

Among the many challenges occurring while COVID-19 seriously disrupts normal operations for so many people and businesses are those facing landlords whose tenants might not want to or be able to make regular rent payments but whose lenders still require regular mortgage payments. What arguments might landlords be hearing, and how should they address them? What practical challenges are occurring, and how can those be addressed? What governmental protections are available to tenants, or landlords?

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Potential excuses (constructive eviction, force majeure, impossibility/frustration of purpose)
•   Potential ameliorations (Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Main Street Lending Program, business risk insurance)
•   Steps landlords can be taking now

Date / Time: May 1, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: April 22, 2020

Nellie Sullivan, Esq. has represented a broad spectrum of clients in commercial real estate transactions in the 25 years she has been practicing law. She has represented both landlords and tenants all over North America, though much of her practice concerns projects in the Southeast, which has been experiencing significant growth and where Nellie has lived (in North Carolina and Georgia) and been active in local trade and civic organizations. Nellie is a pragmatic lawyer, focusing on both the critical details and the broader picture, and thinking ahead so project teams can be strategic about their next moves in a changing environment.

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Section I. Practical and legal bases for not paying rent and responses (generally)

Section II. Certain segment specifics (multi-family, retail)

Section III. Recommendations for the short term

Section IV. Looking ahead