As May rent looms, tensions heighten between renters and landlords

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Some LA renters say their landlords are giving them a tough time about making rent payments during COVID-19. Photo by Amy Ta.

Angelenos who lost jobs due to COVID-19 are worrying about making rent payments. Meanwhile, landlords have to cover mortgages, property taxes, and garbage bills. Some renters say their landlords are pounding on their doors and windows at all sorts of hours, demanding rent checks. Other landlords are taking a more civil approach by trying to create payment plans.