Having adequate housing is a human right. However, the economic fallout from the pandemic has affected tenants and lead to widespread house insecurity in the U.S. What do you do if you’re a renter right now and you can’t pay your rent? While there are eviction moratoriums in effect until the end of March 201, what happens next?

In this episode, join us for an engaging conversation with Shabana A. Baksh, Real Estate attorney at K&L Gates LLP, and Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist at LendingTree about the current rental eviction crisis and what you need to know to stay empowered.

What You’ll Learn

  • What are some of the financial implications for renters
  • How do you find out what the eviction rules are in your state
  • What do you need to know if you’re a renter and can’t pay your rent
  • How to plan your money for when the moratorium is lifted
  • Do you need to hire an attorney if you can’t pay your rent
  • What does the future look like for renters

Meet the Guests

Shabana Baksh is an attorney specializing in Real Estate law, particularly corporate and commercial real estate transactions. She works for K&L Gates LLP, an international corporate law firm in New York City. She is a co-author of the 50-State Guide to COVID-19 Property Policies and Regulations which offers a summary of state and local policies related to eviction and foreclosure suspensions.

Tendayi Kapfidze is LendingTree’s Chief Economist. He oversees the company’s analysis of the U.S. economy with a focus on housing and mortgage market trends. Kapfidze utilizes data analysis to be a resource for consumers. He provides impactful and actionable insight to help consumers make informed decisions. He’s provided commentary for NBC News, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, USA Today, TheStreet.com, and Bloomberg Radio.


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