RESIDENTIAL EVICTION UPDATE – August 27, 2021 – SCOTUS weighs in.
Finally, some clarity to the situation by the source least expected – the U.S. Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”). It has been a tortured road for Landlords during the COVID-19 Pandemic as the story is told in this blog. Basically, SCOTUS ruled that the eviction moratorium mandated by the CDC exceeded it’s authority under the law. The justices divided along party lines, with the court’s three liberal justices dissenting from the unsigned eight-page decision. Landlords are now allowed to start evicting millions of Americans who are behind on rent because of the Pandemic.