Reminders for Lessors and Landlords

Reminders for Lessors and Landlords

In an advisory posted by the Public Information Office -Baguio last April 25, 2020, Mayor Benjamin Magalong reminds property lessors and landlords of both commercial and residential establishments about the provision in Republic Act (RA) No. 11469 or “the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” and of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 20-12 series of 2020.

Mandatory Grant of 30-day Grace Period 

The Bayanihan to Heal as One Act and of DTI MC No. 20-12 series of 2020 have provisions about the mandatory grant of a 30-day grace period on residential and commercial rents falling due within the period of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) without incurring interest, penalties, fees, and other charges.

Punishment for  Violators

Non-observance of the said provision is punishable with:

  •  imprisonment of two (2) months or
  • a fine of not less than Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000.00) but not more than One Million Pesos (P1,000,000.00); 
  • or both such imprisonment and fine, at the discretion of the court

Lessors and landlords who will unlawfully and forcibly deprive their tenants of their residence due to not being able to pay their rent during the ECQ are also warned of other possible criminal charges.

Report violations

Since the city government has been receiving reports regarding some lessees or tenants being forced by their lessors or landlords to pay rentals before the expiration of the 30-day grace period, Mayor Magalong advises the public to report such violations to his office or to the office of the City Legal Officer for immediate assistance and action.


SOURCE: Public Information Office-Baguio

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    1. Renter po kme dto sa baguio, Ung sitasyon po nmn e march po e ngpapabyad ng buo ung landlord po nmn, tpos march daw po e libre, nakikiusap po ako na bka po pde na sige Mgbbyd po kme ng March rental perp sana po bfyan po kme ng 2-3 months pra bayaran po ng paunti unti ng rent nmn ng march, ksi po NO WORK, NO PAY namn po kame, so if incase na malift ung lockdown ng April 30 or mextend pa till May 15. Lets say d nmn po agad agad mabblik sa work, if mabkik man sa work, unang pay po e pmbyd n nmn ng upa ng May, tpos other bills po like city services, then mga ibng need byrn na due n dn po, pti po utang na hnrm ombli ng pgkian pra makasurvive, hndi nmn po bsta bsta agad mgkakapera aftr ng ECQ sana maintindhn po nila, naiintndhn dn nmn po sila kso pano e wala po tlga kme mpgkuhanan.

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