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How to Collect Owed Rent During COVID-19

As the California eviction process tries to get back on track, there’s no doubt a lot of landlords will be wondering how to collect owed rent during COVID-19. If you recall correctly, AB 3088 provides tenants with protection against evictions for non payment of rent if and when the reason they failed to pay rent ..Read More

AB 3088: The New 15 Day Notice

We’ll be discussing the new 15 day notice flow chart for this particular blog post. You can read the key takeaways from AB 3088 here or you can read the entire bill here. AB 3088, or the COVID-19 Tenant Relieve Act of 2020, is a bill that provides protections against eviction to tenants that meet ..Read More

CDC Rent Moratorium Issued by Federal Government

9/2/20 Update The CDC Rent Moratorium announced yesterday, 9/1/20, does not apply to California, Governor Newsom announced today in a press conference. On September 1st, 2020 the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has placed a new rent moratorium to prevent the further propagation of COVID-19. The announcement comes just hours after California Governor ..Read More

AB 3088 – Important takeaways – COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act

AB 3088 has been announced by Governor Newsom after a few weeks of negotiations among lawmakers, tenant advocate and landlord organizations. The bill, known as the Tenant, Homeowner and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020, is aimed to help ease the looming eviction crisis set to come on and after 9/1/20 which is ..Read More

Hardships to Landlords Continue to Mount as Moratoriums are Extended

On June 30th, 2020 Governor Newsom signed an executive order that extends the statewide moratorium already in place through September 30th. The order also extends related measures by 60 days such as being able to digitally receive marriage licenses and renewing driver’s licenses and ID cards through mail. These additional 2 months added on top ..Read More

Landlords Must Notify Tenants About Eviction Protections

The Federal Housing Finance Agency just announced new regulations to make tenants aware of their rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. Landlords with multifamily dwellings who are under forbearance agreements on loans backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac are required to give their tenants notice about their rights and available protections. A requirement under the ..Read More

Possible Rent Moratorium Relief Coming Very Soon

In a routine meeting on July 24th, the California Judicial Council made an announcement that they would “very soon” vote on rescinding temporary rules regarding unlawful detainer evictions and foreclosures. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye mentioned that the council attempted to vote on these issues in the beginning of June, but the governor and legislative leaders ..Read More

Notice of Exemption From AB 1482

What is a Notice of Exemption from AB 1482? A notice of exemption from AB 1482 is a notice that lets your tenants know that your rental property is exempt from AB 1482. This bill sets the maximum rent increase in California to 5% plus CPI, or at 10% (whichever is lower) per a 12 ..Read More

Prop 21 Rent Control on November Ballot

The housing freeze initiative, or Prop 21 as it will now be presented on the November 2020 ballot, aims to change part of the already existing rent control laws “Costa Hawkins”. Industry experts believe it would only make housing in California worse and open up the possibility of extreme rent control ordinances on a local ..Read More

Los Angeles New Ordinance Extends Temporary Tenant Protections

On Wednesday, May 6th 2020, the Los Angeles City Council voted on and passed an ordinance dubbed as the “New Ordinance”. This ordinance would amend the L.A. Municipal Code regarding tenant protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. The current temporary ban on residential and commercial evictions for failing to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic ..Read More