The Washington Post says that the eviction moratorium is displaying the failure of the system in this country for renting houses.
When a property owner rents the property that he owns to another, he is doing so because he wants to make money. It doesn’t matter if that property is a saw, a car, or even a home. The owner buys the property and lets the renter use that property for an amount of time in exchange for money. It’s just that simple. Let’s look at a residential rental.
- The property owner offers to rent a home to someone. This is called the offer.
- The renter signs an agreement, agreeing to pay money (or sometimes other commodities) in exchange for living there. This is the acceptance.
- The renter pays the money, the owner lets the tenant live there. Consideration.
What happens when the renter lives there, but doesn’t pay? The property owner loses money and must get the renter to move out so that he can rent it to someone who will actually pay. Any property owner would rather collect the money he is owed than evict, because eviction is an expensive thing to do.
The Post claims that the trials are unfair because the property owner wins the majority of the time. I don’t see how that is a problem. If the tenant signed the lease, lived in the rental property, and didn’t pay, there are very few defenses that would let him continue to live there for free.
The Post wants the US to declare that housing is a human right. So if it is a right, who is to provide it? The only answer is the complete elimination of private property in this country.
Russell G. · August 13, 2021 at 5:47 am
The Post understands communism, they do not understand what is established under the definition of “contract law.” Both parties benefit under the contract. When one party breaks the contract only one party benefits. These is no such thing as a one party contract.
Insert image of John Houseman from the film “Paper Chase” about here.
And, spit on John Lennon’s grave.
it's just Boris · August 13, 2021 at 6:14 am
I think the left also deliberately confuse “rights” with “obligations.”
When they say people have a right to shelter, UBI, a job, food, or whatever, what they are really saying is that they think society (aka The State) is, or should be, obligated to provide them that thing.
That’s quite different than a natural right.
Jonathan · August 13, 2021 at 11:11 am
And just like with healthcare, it will be universally poor quality and expensive unless you’re a favored person who can get a subsidy…
joe · August 13, 2021 at 5:27 pm
blackrock subbed by the gooberment will provide the human right housing since they are buying every freaking empty house on the planet…
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