What Rent Collection Data Is Really Telling You

June 24, 2020, Kelsi Borland, GlobeSt.com Reviewing rent collection data has become a pandemic pastime for apartment investors, but these reports have varied significantly between outlets.  These days, rent collection data is among the most highly reviewed monthly reports.  However, the strength of rent payments during the pandemic really depends on what outlet you’re reading.

For June, Lease Lock has reported rents are down 6% compared to pre-COVID levels; the National Multifamily Housing Council is reporting that June rents are on par with 2019 collections to date; and Apartment List reports that 30% of tenants are not able to make a complete rent payment.