A Florida landlord has announced he will evict any tenant who refuses to get vaccinated.
Several reports from Florida have revealed that Santiago A. Alvarez who owns eight apartments complexes with over 1,000 units, will not renew unvaccinated tenant’s leases.
Alvarez has gone on record saying “you don’t want to get vaccinated? You have to move and if you don’t move, one must move forward with eviction”.
Some tenants have moved out since Alavrez has made a new mandate and have hired counsel to file a lawsuit against Alvarez because his vaccine requirements goes against Governor Ron DeSantis’ most recent Executive Order that bans businesses to ask for vaccine passports.
The Left Discovers It Loves Evictions as Florida Landlord Challenges DeSantis by Evicting Unvaccinated Tenants https://t.co/lNxHCtmuKs
— RedState (@RedState) September 16, 2021
BREAKING: A large Florida landlord announces that he will begin requiring all new and existing tenants to provide proof of COVID vaccination, saying, “You don't want to get vaccinated? You have to move, and if you don't, we will evict you.” RT IF YOU SUPPORT THE LANDLORD’S MOVE!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) September 15, 2021
CSN covered the troubling story:
A landlord in South Florida is requiring tenants to get vaccinated or face eviction, despite Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’ executive order that prohibits businesses from requiring proof of vaccination, reported The Washington Post on Sept. 15.
“It very much upsets me that my employees are exposed to [COVID-19] all days of the week because there is someone who does not want to get vaccinated,” Santiago A. Alvarez, the landlord, told The Post. “If you don’t want to get vaccinated, I have the obligation and the duty to protect my workers and tenants.”
Along with his executive orders, DeSantis has fought against vaccine and mask mandates in Florida, arguing immunization is a personal choice that individuals must make for themselves.
South Florida landlord requires new tenants and those renewing their leases to be vaccinated. #VaccineMandate I like this landlord. My landlord forced me to let an unvaccinated HVAC guy in my Condo. https://t.co/7TFlcW9p5f
— Agnes Green (@Need_a_Leader) September 17, 2021
CNN covered the story but of course they sided with the landlord:
A South Florida landlord is requiring new tenants over the age of 18 or any adult tenants who want to renew a lease in one of the 1,200 units he manages to provide proof of a Covid-19 vaccination.
Santiago Alvarez told CNN he has no plan to change his rule despite threats from Gov. Ron DeSantis to fine businesses that require proof of vaccination.
Alvarez said he made the decision a month ago after seeing too many of his tenants die from Covid-19.
“I think my decision was right, and I will defend it any way I can. If I get fined, I will go to court with it,” he told CNN.
Landlords having power over your healthcare is wrong nomatter the circumstances. Not to mention evicting unvaccinated people and forcing them to find accommodation at short notice (likely hotels, hostels, shelters, ect) will contribute to spreading covid, not reduce it. https://t.co/rLJz1GdLSn
— Philip James ♿ (@philipjames9) September 16, 2021