1) By restricting evictions some renters whose income was not affected stopped paying rent knowing they could not be evicted.
2) Due to restrictions on evictions landlords took the brunt of delayed payments on mortgages. It is logical to leave a single payment in the hands of a single renter then putting 10's if not 100's of missed payments in the hands of one.
3) The DHS of Crossville posted on LSN (now removed) that landlords were greedy and could afford to let people live rent free. Of course they lacked understanding that some renters that stopped paying rent were never affected by a loss of income.
4) A great power shift occurred. Renters became aware that nothing they do will lead to an eviction and landlords became powerless to do anything once a renter started destroying a place.
Below are photos of an apartment at 401-D Clark Livingston TN 38570. Over a period of 1 month the renters did this damage and they lived in ankle deep raw sewage. This was the 2nd time the renters had destroyed the grinder/pump, the landlord had no power to evict for what was thousands of dollars in damage. After the second time the landlord delayed the repair hoping the renters would move. The renters moved out November 1, however no repair or clean up work has started. The renters in apartment C are also taking advantage of the eviction restrictions, the photos of the trash is theirs. The trash has resulted in infestation of roaches, mice and other pest. The smell of raw sewage fills the air and my sons apartment upstairs. Begging the landlord to move forward has resulted in nothing, calling the health department, nothing, reporting it nothing.
it is my belief that the landlord is hopeful that the renters in C will give up and move. I do not foresee that, they were all homeless prior to renting the apartment and living filth is better than the street.
However in the meantime those renters in the surrounding homes and apartments have to endure the smell, the mice, roaches, and did I mention the smell?
We pay our rent on time every month as does our son. We tend to the basic upkeep without asking for reimbursement. However if we complain too much a suggestion to move is made. This in the tub is raw sewage and the small fills the upstairs apartment where my son lives and at times you can't be outside. This is now the 7th weeks this has remained like this and nothing is getting down or looks like it will get done anytime soon.