Lapid files bill seeking suspension of rent collection, eviction during calamities

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MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Lito Lapid has filed a bill seeking to temporarily suspend of evictions and the collection of rent for residential units during calamities, national or local.

Senate Bill No. 1525 seeks to put a moratorium on evictions during calamities “regardless of the cause, except when a lessee/sublessee perpetrates a criminal act that threatens the life, limb and property of the lessor, sublessor or owner, other tenants or staff of the property in which the residential unit is located.”

Lapid said the suspension would allow poor families to cope with the economic effects of disasters.

“It’s just like what we have been experiencing during this COVID-19 pandemic,…

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