Culver City tenants affected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic are protected from eviction.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Culver City landlords may not evict residential tenants for nonpayment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Culver City tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Provide, in writing, a notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact.

Under the Culver City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Loss of income due to a Coronavirus/COVID-19 workplace closure;
  2. Child-care expenditures due to school closures;
  3. Health care expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Loss of income expenses due to caring for a household member who has Coronavirus/COVID-19; or,
  5. Reasonable expenses related to government emergency measures.

Although the Culver City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium does not expressly require the tenant to submit supporting documentation, retaining supporting documentation behooves tenants if their landlord disputes the tenants request for delayed rent.  Helpful supporting documentation includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Under the Culver City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, tenants have six months following the expiration of the state of emergency to pay any unpaid rent.

The Culver City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium exempts evictions of qualified tenants where the eviction is necessary to address an imminent and objectively verifiable threat to the health and safety of a member of the tenant’s household, other residents at the property, the landlord, or the landlord’s employees.

Click here to read the Culver City Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Public Order.

Culver City joins numerous other California cities that have, or will soon pass, Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratoriums, including San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, Santa Monica, Sacramento, and Los Angeles.

If you are a Culver City tenant with questions about your rights under the Culver City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium or have questions about California Rent Control (AB 1482), contact Astanehe Law to speak with a tenant attorney.