The City of Davis cannot abandon its students by taking no steps to protect them from the leases they have signed without prejudging this pandemic. Students, especially those who chose to live off campus, signed up expecting them to study on or near campus and/or have employment or parental income to pay rent and education, but this is often not the case now. The city cannot let students go bankrupt if it attends university just before a national disaster. Therefore, the City Council must act by implementing new laws to allow the termination of student rents throughout the city in the middle of COVID-19. Given that housing construction in Davis is so heavily affected by the university and its annual education plan, some people start looking for housing in November/December for the following fall, and property management companies generally start publishing new offers after March when they are reasonably able to interview current tenants about future plans. Owner real estate and co-operative housing seem to be coming on the market a little later – from April to summer. (Look at the results of Student Housing`s current Survey of Empty Homes to get an idea of what the rental housing market looks like.) Davis residential real estate vacancy rates are generally lower than the 5 percent that are generally considered healthy for a city. The result has been an escalation in prices and an imbalance of power in favour of homeowners. Die Umfrage der UC Davis aus dem Jahr 2008 ergab, dass die Leerstandsquote fer 2008 bei 0.8 Prozent lag. In the 2009 survey, vacancies increased to 3.2% and, according to the 2010 survey, they increased by another two-tenths to 3.4%. Landlords are required to maintain their rental unit in a condition suitable for the “employment of persons”.
Gloria Partida – Mayor – firstname.lastname@example.org As so many apartments in Davis are student oriented, it can be difficult for parents to find good apartments for the family. The university operates two student family complexes: Orchard Park and Solano Park. Many apartment buildings, further away from the university, have a slightly lower student density. You can ask management if you are leaving a place to get an idea of the number of families there. Do you know of any family apartments in the city? Start a list here! In 2014, the vacancy rate fell to 0.3% from 0.2% in 2015. During the fall of 2015, 16 apartments were available throughout the city. Source: housing.ucdavis.edu/_pdf/vacancy_report/2015-vacancy-report.pdf This early renewal requirement requires tenants to commit up to 1.5 years in the future. Unfortunately, Davis` monthly rental market is very limited and these few short-term rental options are only available 30-60 days before arrival. As such, tenants who are not willing to sign another one-year lease must lose their current rent without being able to secure new housing in Davis. The Davis Tenants for a Flexible Rental Market is a Facebook page that “pleases” tenants to encourage urban policy reforms to make the housing market more flexible for Davis residents, post-docs or students who don`t have a school calendar. As a tenant, you have certain rights and obligations, starting with the rental agreement (mandatory legal contract between landlord and tenant) and the terms of your lease.
Many students are bound by leases that forced us to sign in the early months of 2020, before the pandemic hit the United States, and because of the unprecedented unemployment crisis, they are not able to pay rent, go down or simply not be able to study on campus, which makes housing needs waver.