During the pandemic, there have been a few trends that we have concluded. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is disheartening. However, understanding it is important in being a part of the progress towards a better future. Understanding what your tenant could potentially be going through is even better in establishing and maintaining a long and healthy tenant-landlord relationship.
Here‘s’ a list of the major 4 impacts of the pandemic that may be affecting your tenant.
People are making less money.
During the pandemic, many businesses had to shorten their hours or close down altogether. With that, many people have been laid off, or have their paychecks cut in half because they are working less. On top of that, business owners have also suffered due to the fact that fewer people are shopping.
Students and the working class have been hit the hardest.
The pandemic has hit students and the working class the hardest among people. While students and working-class, citizens are among those that are working lower-paying jobs. With that, there are still bills to be paid. From tuition, to rent, and utilities, the pandemic has decreased their annual income and is hurting those by forcing them to live paycheck to paycheck, if they are getting one.
People are not going out if they don’t need to.
The pandemic has shifted the way business and society lives on a day to day basis. Most people are taking precautions in staying safe and healthy by not going out if they do not need to. With that, most businesses are taking these precautions and accommodating people as well, or at least are moving in that direction. If someone is able to order their groceries online, they will, and this goes for most businesses and consumers.
People are out of work.
As we talked about before, people are making less money. It is important to keep in mind that some people are not making any money at all. Many businesses have had to shut down permanently during the pandemic, causing massive economic damage in their counties. The trickle-down effect of lost income felt here is absolutely staggering.
While these are just a few impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many more ways the world has changed and could be negatively impacting those around you. With that, be sure to check out our next article about how you can respond to this as a landlord, and the things you can do to help your tenants weather the storm and survive these tough times.
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