Tenants these days are experiencing uncertain times, whether they’re in the residential or commercial space. With limited funds and an uncertain future, it’s easy to dream up visions of landlords with an angel on one shoulder and a demon on the other—one side telling them to continue collecting rent like normal and the other encouraging them to give renters a break.
As we all know, there’s not an “evil” mindset behind every bill. Let’s take a look at commercial property rent collection from the perspective of tenants and landlords during the pandemic to find the right balance. (Plus, how much faith, if any, can we put in government lifelines?)