New Jersey landlord, David Placek, told tenants in 12 of his properties that he’d cancel rent for the next three months.
Placek, the father of three, owns multiple rental properties in New Jersey and is grateful he’s in a position to do this during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“By and large we’ve gotten a good reception from our tenants, they’re happy that we were able to do this early on and really able to show them some compassion and feelings for what they might be going through,” Placek told abc7. “We didn’t ask them what financial position they’re in.”
This had to be music to the tenants’ ears that they will not have to worry about rent for April, May, and June. By doing this, Placek is saying goodbye to about $50,000 in rent and has even received praise from Governor Phil Murphy..