Coronavirus: Kind landlord asks tenants not to pay rent for 1 month over pandemic

Coronavirus: Kind landlord asks tenants not to pay rent for 1 month over pandemic

- A landlord in the United States identified as Nathan Nichols has waved off a month's rent for his tenants due to the coronavirus pandemic

- He said he decided to give his tenants rent relief because of the serious financial hardship caused by the coronavirus

- Nathan Nichols shared a post on social media which has generated pleasant reactions

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As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, Nathan Nichols, a landlord of Main in USA, has waived off the rent of his tenants because of the pandemic.

According to wnd.com, Nathan Nichols, who owns two units in South Portland, decided to give his tenants the rent relief because the coronavirus outbreak has put his tenants in financial distress.

Not only did he give his tenants rent relief but he also urged other landlords to give their tenants rent relief as the U.S. grapples with the deadly virus.

In a Facebook post on Friday, March 18, 2020, Nichols indicated that he was about giving his tenants a break for the month of April because they will be impacted by the severe measures taken to curb the spread of the virus.

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"COVID19 is going to cause serious financial hardship for service and hourly workers around the country," parts of Nichols’ post said.

He disclosed that he owns a two-unit in South Portland ''and all of my tenants are in this category."

Nichols then added: "Because I have the good fortune and of being able to afford it and the privilege of being in the owner class, I just let them know I would not be collecting rent in April. I ask any other landlords out there to take a serious look at your own situation and consider giving your tenants some rent relief as well.''

The kind-hearted landlord’s gesture has generated over 24,000 shares, more than 1,000 positive comments and over 2, 000 reactions as of this publication.

Ellen McNamee said: ''You are truly an amazing person I hope more landlords follow your lead God Bless you and your family.''

Courtney Martin wrote: ''How beautiful!! ❤️. What an amazing act of selflessness and kindness. We should all be looking for ways, no matter how big or small, to help one another. Good people still exist..God Bless .''

Brian Taylor, another landlord said he also gave his tenants some rent relief.

He wrote: ''I have also suspended my tenants' rent as he works in the restaurant industry in Portsmouth NH and his restaurant is closed for at least three weeks. No tips, no money. It’s the least I could do. I told him we would work it out once this is behind us. People have enough to worry about. If you can do this for your tenants, do it. It’s part of being a good community member and citizen is all about. Helping good people in a bad situation.''

In a related story, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Joyce Terkper, a landlady at Oyarifa near Adentan in the Greater Accra Region, has cancelled a three-month rent for her tenants.

In the letter dated April 18, 2020, and sighted by YEN.com.gh, the landlady said the gesture was to help reduce the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the tenants.

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