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How to Handle Move-Ins/Outs, Turns and Repairs During Stay at Home Order

At this time, the only definitive statement the RPOA has from the state on these issues is the one related to repairs, i.e. repairs to a home are considered by of the critical infrastructure, so under the order, critical infrastructure workers include workers “who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences.” To the extent your workers perform jobs that are necessary to the safety, sanitation, and operation of homes, they may be designated as critical infrastructure workers.

As for move-ins and move-outs, the Governor’s office has agreed that housing is important and families should not be displaced. HOWEVER, the office was unwilling to put this in writing until state attorneys have reviewed. As of this writing, we do not have any more information or state opinions to share. Stay tuned for more updates.

How about work to turn a property? Nothing clear on this yet but if it includes repairs, one could assume that this work falls under critical infrastructure. Same goes for rehabs in process. However, without specific guidance from the state each property owner and property management company will need to make their own call on this or consult with their attorney. The RPOA will update members with any new information in this regard.

How about yard work? This is very unclear. If yard work consists of addressing health and safety issues, it would seem that this falls under the critical infrastructure concerns. However, if it is solely related to curb appeal and marketing a property, probably not. We have asked the Governor’s office to provide clarification on this issue.

 

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