Long rental apartment now magic routine: landlord either reduce rent or lose money

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 Long rental apartment now magic routine: landlord either reduce rent or lose money


Many landowners make complaints about this: This is a way to cut leeks. At the beginning of this year, part of the long-term rental apartment platforms have already asked for a months rent reduction under the pretext of great business pressure. Now they are asking for a reduction in rent for the same reason.

Inform the landlord to reduce the rent

If you want to reduce the rent, you should negotiate well. It is OK to terminate the contract, but it must be carried out in accordance with the contract. It is not allowed to harass the landlord again and again. An eggshell apartment landlord in Longhua District of Shenzhen told the reporter that the eggshell apartment is forcing the landlord to reduce the rent in disguise. After many landlords clearly refused to accept the rent reduction, the termination scheme proposed by the staff of eggshell apartment was very unfriendly to the landlord and suspected of violating the contract.

Come up and say that the monthly rent will be reduced by 600 yuan, and my loss is not small. The landlord said that in his contract with the eggshell apartment, he had set up a two-month rent-free period. In fact, he could only receive 10 months rent a year. However, in February this year, the eggshell apartment asked for rent free during the epidemic period and agreed to reduce the rent by half a month. It is hard to accept the unilateral request for rent reduction once again.

Source: wechat dialogue between landlord and eggshell apartment staff

Source: eggshell landlord wechat

The reporter learned that this is the second wave of eggshell apartments this year asking landlords to reduce rent, involving Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou and other places across the country. At the same time, in addition to eggshell apartments, some other long-term apartments, such as Ziyuan, are also asking the landlord to reduce the rent.

Landlords from Beijing and Shenzhen have reported that since this year, they have received many rent reduction requests from housekeepers. Some of them were received by landlords in March and some in June and July. Some landlords said that this frequent request for rent reduction has caused harassment to their normal life.

Source: Internet

Source: black cat complaint platform

Source: Hangzhou 19th floor Forum

Response from the platform: negotiation on termination compensation will be conducted according to the contract

As early as February this year, our newspaper reported that since the eggshell apartment required the landlord to rent free during the epidemic period, but the corresponding tenants could not enjoy the same reduction and exemption, which once triggered a heated discussion in the market.

This time, the long-term rental apartment to the owners of rent reduction requirements, what are the reasons behind?

In February, I applied to the landlord for rent-free. I was looking for a loving support from the landlord. This time, the rent reduction was conducted according to the market price. Its different. On August 10, eggshell apartment said in response to a reporter from China Securities News that some landlords had indeed received calls to negotiate a rent reduction. The main reason is that part of the landlords rent belongs to the high price state of the area. Another reason is that after the epidemic, the overall situation of the rental market has changed, both the ability of tenants to rent and the willingness to pay have relatively large fluctuations. Based on the above two reasons, the company is negotiating with these landlords about the rent reduction.

Eggshell apartment said that if there is no negotiation in the end, the contract may be terminated. In this case, the platform and the landlord can put forward an appeal for termination based on the contract. If the platform proposes to terminate the contract, the platform will give the landlord corresponding compensation according to the contract.

As for the situation that the landlord proposed to be charged with decoration depreciation fee, eggshell apartment said that if it was the termination of the contract unilaterally proposed by the eggshell apartment platform, under normal circumstances, it would not charge the landlord decoration depreciation fee, but the communication between each landlord and eggshell can be different, which can not be speculated.

In response to the reporter of China Securities News, the free platform said that the houses that started the price negotiation this time accounted for a small proportion of the freely managed housing resources. At the same time, all the negotiated housing contracts will pay the landlord on time in the normal process of performance.

For the rights and interests of some landlords, the platform said it would try its best to solve the problems faced by this part of the house. Specifically, even if the unilateral termination clause in the contract is activated, if there is compensation for decoration, furniture and household appliances, even if the contract period is not expired and the decoration and configuration cost invested in the early stage of the platform cannot be fully recovered, full negotiation will be conducted with the landlord.

Long rental apartment platform meets the test

The long-term rental apartment platform should abide by the spirit of the contract, and can not transfer its own business risk to the landlord. Now when the platform loses money, the landlord is required to pay the bill. When the platform makes money, will the extra money be distributed to the landlord? A landlord in Shenzhen a long rental apartment complaints group said.

The reporter learned that in recent years, the domestic long-term rental apartments have been experiencing ups and downs in the process of operation. Many of the head long-term rental apartment platforms often have hundreds of thousands of houses in the country.

On March 25, 2020, eggshell apartment released its 2019 annual financial report, which showed that its revenue was 7.129 billion yuan, an increase of 166.5% year-on-year, and a net loss of 3.437 billion yuan, with a year-on-year increase of 151%. On June 10, eggshell apartment released the first quarter financial report of 2020, which showed that its revenue was 1.940 billion yuan, an increase of 62.5% year-on-year, and a net loss of 1.234 billion yuan, an increase of more than 50% compared with the same period last year.

The reporter learned that the new round of asking the landlord to reduce the rent initiated by the long-term apartment has attracted the attention of relevant departments. According to Qianjiang Evening News, the leasing center of Hangzhou Municipal Housing Security and real estate administration interviewed the relevant responsible person of free apartment on July 29 to understand the incident and ask for proper handling of the incident, according to Qianjiang Evening News.

According to the notice on Further Strengthening the management of housing rental enterprises during the epidemic prevention and control period jointly issued by Hangzhou housing security and real estate administration bureau and Hangzhou market supervision administration bureau on February 13, this year, all parties involved in leasing negotiated on the basis of fairness, voluntariness and legality during the epidemic period. If the housing leasing enterprise and the landlord fail to reach an agreement on rent reduction and exemption, they shall not unilaterally stop paying the landlords rent. This means that landlords have the right to refuse if they feel that the rent reduction offered by them is too large. In addition, if there are any illegal behaviors in the process of unilaterally terminating the lease contract, they can complain to the market supervision department, the consumer protection department and the housing management department. According to the regulations, the relevant departments can take such measures as interview, notification, suspension of contract online signing for record, removal from the list of housing rental pilot enterprises, and deduction of points when applying for financial support funds. Source: Chen Hequn, editor in charge of China Securities Journal_ NB12679

According to the notice on Further Strengthening the management of housing rental enterprises during the epidemic prevention and control period jointly issued by Hangzhou housing security and real estate administration bureau and Hangzhou market supervision administration bureau on February 13, this year, all parties involved in leasing negotiated on the basis of fairness, voluntariness and legality during the epidemic period. If the housing leasing enterprise and the landlord fail to reach an agreement on rent reduction and exemption, they shall not unilaterally stop paying the landlords rent. This means that landlords have the right to refuse if they feel that the rent reduction offered by them is too large.

In addition, if there are any illegal behaviors in the process of unilaterally terminating the lease contract, they can complain to the market supervision department, the consumer protection department and the housing management department. According to the regulations, the relevant departments can take such measures as interview, notification, suspension of contract online signing for record, removal from the list of housing rental pilot enterprises, and deduction of points when applying for financial support funds.