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City of Los Angeles’ COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium and AB 3088

The State's COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium (The Tenant Relief Act of 2020) recently passed, but many landlords who own apartment buildings in the City of Los Angeles have wondered how AB 3088 interacts with the City of Los Angeles' COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium. The Los Angeles City Attorney has provided some guidance recently. First, the City of [...]

By |2020-09-17T08:50:43-07:00September 17th, 2020|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on City of Los Angeles’ COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium and AB 3088

California Enacts AB 3088 – California Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord relief and Stabilization Act of 2020

Starting September 1, 2020, the State of California has expanded tenants’ rights in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. SB 3088 significantly alters landlord-tenant relationships throughout California until January 31, 2021 and after. No Non-Payment Cases Until October 5, 2020 California courts are unable to issue any summons on a non-payment unlawful detainer (eviction) case until [...]

By |2020-09-10T19:55:47-07:00September 10th, 2020|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on California Enacts AB 3088 – California Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord relief and Stabilization Act of 2020

Governor Extends Eviction Moratoria by Local Governments to July 28, 2020

Governor Newsom extended eviction moratorium authority by local governments from May 30, 2020 to July 28, 2020. The Order allows local governments to enact their own local eviction moratoria until July 28, 2020. The Order only applies if: The local government jurisdiction extend their own eviction moratoria. Prior to March 27, 2020, the tenant paid [...]

By |2020-06-04T10:15:36-07:00June 4th, 2020|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Governor Extends Eviction Moratoria by Local Governments to July 28, 2020

Los Angeles County Extends Courtroom Closures Through June 10, 2020

Los Angeles County has extended its courtroom closures through June 10, 2020. That means generally any proceeding that would occur through June 10, 2020 will be continued to a future date except a limited number of situations. All jury and non-jury trials, other than unlawful detainers, will be continued to a date after June 22, [...]

By |2020-05-14T09:00:27-07:00May 14th, 2020|Civil Litigation|Comments Off on Los Angeles County Extends Courtroom Closures Through June 10, 2020

Los Angeles County COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Extended Through June 30, 2020

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has extended the Los Angeles County Eviction Moratorium through June 30, 2020. The ban extends to residential and commercial tenancies. Tenants must notify landlords, in writing, within seven days of rent being due that they are unable to pay rent due to a COVID-19 related reason. The County [...]

By |2020-05-13T09:16:29-07:00May 13th, 2020|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Los Angeles County COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Extended Through June 30, 2020

Los Angeles Allows Residential Tenants to Sue for Violations of COVID-19 Renter Protections

The Los Angeles City Council recently enacted an ordinance allowing residential tenants in the City of Los Angeles to sue landlords for violating protections for tenants due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the City of Los Angeles has established a number of protections for tenants due the COVID-19 pandemic. The protections include: Allowing tenants who [...]

By |2020-05-11T09:25:10-07:00May 11th, 2020|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Los Angeles Allows Residential Tenants to Sue for Violations of COVID-19 Renter Protections

U.S. Attorney Issues Warning for Landlords Not to Demand Sexual Favors From Tenants During the COVID-19 Pandemic or Ever

In a written statement, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California has issued a warning that it is illegal for landlords to demand sexual-favors from tenants. A copy of the Statement can be found here. If a tenant finds themselves in this situation, there is legal recourse available including obtaining a civil [...]

By |2020-05-05T15:22:29-07:00May 5th, 2020|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on U.S. Attorney Issues Warning for Landlords Not to Demand Sexual Favors From Tenants During the COVID-19 Pandemic or Ever

Landlord Must Reasonably Withhold Approval of an Additional Occupant When Evicting a Tenant in Los Angeles

A recent court decision found that a landlord must reasonably withhold approval of an additional in order to evict a tenant for violating a written rental agreement by having an additional adult occupant in the unit. California Valley Properties, LLC v. Berlfein provides the detail required when filing an eviction in Los Angeles for a unit subject [...]

By |2020-04-29T15:34:30-07:00April 30th, 2020|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Landlord Must Reasonably Withhold Approval of an Additional Occupant When Evicting a Tenant in Los Angeles

What Business Owners Should Know About Paying Rent for Their Commercial Spaces During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rent for most businesses who rent spaces will due on May 1st after most businesses have been closed over one month in California due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent State of California "Stay at Home" Order. For tenants struggling to pay rent there are few issues to consider before deciding how to address rent [...]

By |2020-04-28T13:37:34-07:00April 29th, 2020|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on What Business Owners Should Know About Paying Rent for Their Commercial Spaces During the COVID-19 Pandemic