Petition to Craigslist
STOP Brokers From Taking Advantage Of Renters On Craigslist
Brokers need to get off of Craigslist and go back to MLS where they belong. NY is the only state where the TENANT is expected to pay the brokers fee. Why? Because brokers have figured out that they can get more properties if they charge the renter. The renter has no alternative but to pay it if they want a place to live but oftentimes with all of the usual fees in addition to the brokers fee which is the cost of one months rent, the renter simply can't afford it. The only alternative was to search for apartments for rent by owner on craigslist which is where many have been able to successfully find a place to live without going broke...But brokers have gotten greedy and despite having their designated websites to list both personal and MLS, they've now infiltrated craigslist as well. -They troll the 'by owner' section and swarm these property owners like bees the moment they post their listing in an attempt to convince owners to allow them to handle their listing for them. -They post ads in the rentals section which is allocated for apartments/houses for rent to advertise their services to property owners, promising to 'take the stress out' of the rental process. Having dealt with several of these brokers I've learned that they do nothing to earn their extortionate fees. No background checks are performed as they promise the owner and they ask the tenant to bring a copy of their credit report despite this being a service in which the broker is paid to perform themselves (via the expected brokers fee). The only purpose they serve is to stand between the renter and the property so they can take their fee. They're taking more and more affordable listings away from renters and leaving us honest renters broke or forced to stay where we are. At this point, There's not much difference between the cost of moving in to a broker listed property and down payment on a house and lets face it, if we could afford to buy a house we wouldn't be renting in the first place. This is New York, life isn't cheap here. We can't have the one place, Craigslist where hardworking people stand a solid chance to actually find a decent home without going broke taken away from us by greedy brokers. So lets get them off of Criagslist once and for all and send them back to MLS (Multiple Listing Service) where they belong!
Petition to Common Living @ City Gardens
One Time Rent Reduction for Fire Alarm Inconveniences
We, the Residents ("Residents"), of Common City Gardens located at 333 12th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 put forth this petition to the Landlord and Building Manager henceforth known as "Common". Resolve: The incessant false fire alarms that go off frequently are an incredible threat to public safety. We, the Residents, are growing weary of this and it is resulting in apathy with respect to all alarms now being considered false alarms. Resolve: The false fire alarms are causing disruptions to not only our sleep, but our remote work as well as overall quality of life. These disturbances are also resulting in increased anxiety levels amongst the Residents. Resolve: Coffee & donuts will no longer abate the repeated inconveniences we have now experienced. Resolve: The Residents were assured in an email from Common on January 13th that the team would have the issue resolved. Since the email, there have been multiple false fire alarms that have gone off and a cluster even occurring on the same day. Resolve: The Residents are also experiencing a nuisance from construction noise occurring prior to business hours, with most days the noise beginning at either 7 or 8 am. The Residents are seeking monetary compensation in the form of a rent concession from Common to be applied on the next billing cycle - the March 2021 billing period. We are open to discussing and negotiating the amount, but at a minimum we are seeking a 50% rent rebate on the March 2021 billing.
Petition to Western National Property Management, Michael K. Hayde, Cyndy Breit, Rex F. Delong, Laura A Khouri, Jeffrey R. Scott
Anaheim, CA- Immediate Discount on Rent for Monte Verde Apartments
With the onset of COVID-19, many thousands of workers are still on unemployment due to the closures relating to the pandemic. Theme parks, nightclubs, restaurants, bars and other destination type venues have been hit the hardest and many of us are still wondering and stressing how we are going to be able to pay rent. As the government takes a vacation without passing another COVID Relief Bill, they leave hard working Americans depending only on unemployment and struggling to pay bills. For three months the tenants at Monte Verde Apartments were given a 5% discount, only because our amenities were closed. Now we are asked to pay our full amount of rent when we are making a significantly less amount of money. I am proposing that Western National Property Management give the tenants at Monte Verde Apartments a 25% discount on rent until the threat of COVID has been eradicated and we can return to work. It is simply unAmerican to live in fear of not being able to pay rent, or buy food, or pay medical bills during a global pandemic that has been exacerbated by the inaction of our leaders. I am calling on the following Leadership Team Members of the Western National Group to step up and help the struggling tenants of the Monte Verde Apartments: Michael K. Hayde, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Office of Western National Group. Cyndy Breit, Senior Vice President of Western National Group. Rex F. Delong, President of Western National Properties. Laura A. Khouri, President of Western National Property Management.
Petition to Nancy Pelosi, California State Senate, California Governor, Gavin Newsom, Barbara Lee, Scott H. Peters, Jerry McNerney, Mark Takano
California Housing Crisis Covid-19. Don’t Let Renters Rights Be Abused!
Hello, we have resided in Orange County, California for many years. We are sick and tired of paying huge amounts of rent to big companies like Shea apartments and Irvine Company. We have paid over $480k to those companies in rent and we have never been late or withheld payment. During the Covid-19 pandemic these companies need to repay our loyalty. We can’t use club houses, pools or other community services, yet we are still expected to pay for those amenities within our rent. This is very unfair and high in expectancy due to the fact that many people can’t continue their jobs and are still expected to pay their rent. Many people like us are required to pay rent and mortgage when they have no way of increasing their income. It’s not clear if the pandemic is going to last a month, 2 months, or even years! What we’re offered is too little. Renters and mortgage payers need a solution not an extra burden during these hard times. Giving myself as an example, a single mom, my income is not enough for my family’s needs let alone the added Corona Virus extra costs. I asked my landlords for a discount in rent verbally, and in writing many times but they wont accept. It is just hard to understand that while there is so many people in financial, and medical distress all around the world, how it is still legal for Landlords to request overpriced rental fees. So many people who are eligible for a Stimulus Check aren’t given a cent and can’t continue working have to worry about rent, keeping good health and other necessities. People need to be more understanding of each other and helpful. Solutions to these issues include discounts or elimination of rental costs during the Corona Virus pandemic. California locals do not deserve eviction or overly priced rent to add on to their stresses. The housing, and rental fees are unacceptable, help us change that. Help each other during these times, and remember we are all in this together. God bless you, and thank you! (:
Petition to University Orchard, The Flatts, The Gathering, Fenzel Investments, Rodney Long Properties
Salisbury Student Housing Rent Forgiveness During COVID-19
University Orchard, The Flatts, The Gathering, Salisbury Housing, Fenzel Investments, and Rodney Long Properties are just some of the student and young professional apartment complexes serving the community of Salisbury, MD. Being that the majority of their resident bases are students with only part-time jobs, many of them no longer have any income due to the recent shelter-in-place order issued by Governor Hogan. As such, these residents do not have the means to continue to afford monthly rent payments. Most people aged 18-23 are also unable to rely on receiving any aid from the federal government's Coronoavirus stimulus package. Furthermore, the majority of residents are not even living in their apartments anymore due to all local universities moving classes online for the rest of the semester. And as for those who are still living in Salisbury, most of the amenities, facilities, and services that students are being charged for are no longer available to use. This petition is to urge Salisbury student housing complexes (along with ANY other landlord renting to university students in the area) to prioritize the needs of their residents during this worldwide pandemic by: Enacting a rent forgiveness plan until Maryland businesses have been open and operating normally for at least one month. This is to ensure that people have had enough time to work and save up for any bills. Allow residents the option to be let out of their lease early. We understand that this is not an easy decision by any means, but at a time when unemployment is on its way to be a record-high and people are worried about their and their loved ones' health, these are steps that can be taken to ease people's minds. ** If you do not live in any of the places listed on the first line of this petition, please write the name of your housing complex in the comments!! ** And remember to e-mail your properties individually!! That is the most effective way to be heard. Stay healthy, friends!