Rental information found on LA County website, https://dcba.lacounty.gov/noevictions/, about eviction moratorium during the Covid-19 pandemic.

May 12, 2020 - Exempting multi-national and publicly traded companies from County's emergency tenant protection policies, more information can be found here, https://hahn.lacounty.gov/mnc_moratorium.

 

How does the temporary moratorium work?

Tenants must notify their landlord within 7 days after their rent is due, unless extenuating circumstances exist, that they are unable to pay due to a loss of income related to COVID-19. Tenants will have twelve (12) months following the end of the moratorium period to pay back any amount due.

How long will the temporary moratorium last?

The temporary moratorium is effective from March 4, 2020 through June 30, 2020, and may be extended by the Board of Supervisors on a month-to-month basis.

How do I know if I am in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County?

To find out if a property is in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, visit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website https://lavote.net/apps/precinctsmaps and select “District Map Look Up By Address”.

Timeline of temporary eviction moratorium

On March 19, 2020, the Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors enacted a temporary moratorium on residential and commercial evictions in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County in response to the Coronavirus (“COVID-19″) pandemic.

On April 14, 2020, the Board expanded the temporary moratorium to include all jurisdictions countywide unless they have already adopted their own moratoria and included Mobilehome parks who rent space to mobilehome owners. Tenants will have protection from evictions for the following reasons:

    • Nonpayment of rent, late charges, or any other fees. Landlords will not be able to evict a Tenant if the Tenant can show an inability to pay rent and/or related charges due to financial losses related to:
      • A presumed or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 or caring for a household or family member who is presumed or diagnosed with COVID-19;
      • Layoff, loss of hours, or other income reduction resulting from business closure or other economic or employer losses due to COVID-19;
      • Compliance with a recommendation from the County’s Health Officer to stay home, self-quarantine, or avoid congregation with others during the state of emergency;
      • Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses related to diagnosis and testing for and/or treatment of COVID-19; or,
      • Child care needs arising from school closures related to COVID-19.
      • The state of emergency regarding COVID-19; or
      • Following government-recommended COVID-19 precautions.
    • No Fault eviction reason, unless necessary for health or safety reasons
    • COVID-19 related violations for temporarily housing unauthorized occupants or pets or causing a nuisance.

The temporary moratorium imposes a ban on evictions for all residential and commercial tenants in unincorporated Los Angeles County impacted by the COVID-19 crisis beginning March 4, 2020 through June 30, 2020. The Board will review and may extend the moratorium period on a month-to-month basis.

Timeline of Temporary Rent Freeze

On March 312020 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued an executive order placing a temporary rent freeze on rent stabilized units in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The temporary rent freeze means that owners of rent-stabilized units in unincorporated Los Angeles County may not increase rent during the moratorium period.

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