Resources for Dealing with
Each business owner will have to make tough decisions about things such as whether or not to keep the office open, require employees to report to work, charge fees on late rent, continue with collection efforts and whether or not to conduct foreclosure auctions.
The following resources are provided to guide your decisions. Some decisions will be judgment calls that only you, as the business owner, can make.
EVICTION, FORECLOSURE, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
LOCAL COVID-19 ORDERS CHANGING;
FACE MASKS AND SIGNAGE REQUIREMENTS
Updated October 14, 2020
Please review your local orders for both mask requirements and age restrictions. Most local ordinances require you to post a policy and may impose fines for non-compliance. You may use these sample signs to post with your policy.
Sample Face Masks Required Policy
Sample Face Masks Required Sign - Vertical
Sample Face Masks Required Sign - Horizontal
Self-storage foreclosures are not prohibited by state order*. Owners should use their own discretion in continuing to conduct foreclosure sales. It might make sense in some instances, especially if a delinquency is relatively new, to press pause on foreclosure proceedings. However, it is very likely the case that anything facilities have posted for an upcoming auction sale is debt that far pre-dated the COVID crisis. Check your local orders for any specific prohibitions, and then use your own judgment. In most cases, in order to ensure that social distancing and congregation limits can be abided by, auctions should be online. For local jurisdictions like Travis County which have issued orders disallowing non-essential congregation, in-person foreclosures are likely prohibited – so they are not advised.
*Read the full update from TSSA Legal Counsel Connie Heyer (In effect as of October 14, 2020)