Some landlords in New Hampshire say they’re trying to work with tenants who are having a hard time paying rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic.>> Download the free WMUR appLandlords who spoke with News 9 said most of their tenants are paying their rent, but some are struggling.”You have tenants that can pay,” said Steve Pascoe, of Capri Realty & Management, who manages more than 50 apartments in New Hampshire. “You have tenants that want to pay but may have trouble paying. And then you have tenants who will use this as an excuse not to pay, and they don’t want to pay.”Pascoe has been helping those who are struggling to get the assistance they need.”One of the things that we have done is find the programs and bring the tenants that are having issues to the programs to be able to do that paperwork,” he said.He’s also working out payment plans if needed. He said he doesn’t have any current tenants who aren’t willing to pay, but landlord Nick Norman, of the Apartment Association of New Hampshire, said he and many others do.”There are cases where landlords have not received any rent since February, and now we are in October,” he said.The state’s moratorium on evictions expired this summer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put another moratorium in place in September that continues to protect some people.”The CDC moratorium enables tenants who have suffered a loss of income or have extraordinary medical expenses to file a declaration with their landlord,” said Elliot Berry, of New Hampshire Legal Assistance.If tenants don’t meet specific requirements, landlords are allowed to start the eviction process. Many are currently filed with the state.”If you look at the number of people who may end up homeless reasonably soon, the numbers are significant,” Berry said.The CDC moratorium will expire at the end of December.

Some landlords in New Hampshire say they’re trying to work with tenants who are having a hard time paying rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Landlords who spoke with News 9 said most of their tenants are paying their rent, but some are struggling.

“You have tenants that can pay,” said Steve Pascoe, of Capri Realty & Management, who manages more than 50 apartments in New Hampshire. “You have tenants that want to pay but may have trouble paying. And then you have tenants who will use this as an excuse not to pay, and they don’t want to pay.”

Pascoe has been helping those who are struggling to get the assistance they need.

“One of the things that we have done is find the programs and bring the tenants that are having issues to the programs to be able to do that paperwork,” he said.

He’s also working out payment plans if needed. He said he doesn’t have any current tenants who aren’t willing to pay, but landlord Nick Norman, of the Apartment Association of New Hampshire, said he and many others do.

“There are cases where landlords have not received any rent since February, and now we are in October,” he said.

The state’s moratorium on evictions expired this summer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put another moratorium in place in September that continues to protect some people.

“The CDC moratorium enables tenants who have suffered a loss of income or have extraordinary medical expenses to file a declaration with their landlord,” said Elliot Berry, of New Hampshire Legal Assistance.

If tenants don’t meet specific requirements, landlords are allowed to start the eviction process. Many are currently filed with the state.

“If you look at the number of people who may end up homeless reasonably soon, the numbers are significant,” Berry said.

The CDC moratorium will expire at the end of December.

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