In an article published by the Orlando Business Journal, Shareholder Tara Tedrow discussed the options available to tenants seeking rent relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, including loans available through the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Tedrow commented that tenants should review their lease to determine whether any provisions apply to pandemics, as well as consider discussing alternative payment plans or rent reductions with their landlord.
"If you work out a beneficial modification to those rent payment terms, be sure to get any agreement in writing signed by the landlord," Tedrow said.
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