The Federal Housing Finance Agency is putting new rules in place to ensure that renters are aware of their rights during the pandemic.
The regulator is now requiring any multifamily landlord who has entered a forbearance agreement on a loan backed by Fannie Mae
or Freddie Mac
to notify their renters about tenant protections.
While in forbearance, multifamily property owners are not allowed to evict tenants or charge late fees solely for the nonpayment of rent. “Landlords in forbearance must notify their tenants that they cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent due to the pandemic,” said FHFA director Mark Calabria…