A rental property manager in Tennessee has sued to block a U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule requiring notice be given to delinquent residential renters about a nationwide eviction ban, saying it runs counter to rulings finding the ban invalid.
The Property Management Connection (PMC) and others filed the lawsuit in Nashville federal court on Monday, the same day the rule took effect, which requires debt collectors working for landlords to tell renters they may be eligible for relief under an eviction moratorium the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. The landlord argued that such notices would be untrue, since the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has found the moratorium unenforceable.
A representative for the CFPB declined to comment on Tuesday.