San Francisco Superior Court Suspends Virtually All Evictions of San Francisco Tenants Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

As of March 18, 2020, the San Francisco Superior Court has suspended eviction litigation in response to the Coronavirus.  The court has stayed, or suspended, all unlawful detainer (eviction) actions for 90 days.  However, eviction cases resulting from violence, threats of violence, or health and safety issues may proceed.

Previously, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors had previously called for a ban on all no-fault evictions due to the Coronavirus’ economic disruption.

Please note that this new policy does not prohibit San Francisco landlords from serving notices to cure or quit or termination of tenancy notices.  Additionally, it is unclear what happens if a San Francisco landlord files a new unlawful detainer complaint.  If you are served with an unlawful detainer complaint, contact Astanehe Law immediately or contact the Eviction Defense Center.  Now, every San Francisco tenant has a right to counsel for evictions.  EDC may be able to provide no-cost eviction defense representation.

If you are a San Francisco tenant with questions about your rights under the likely prospective San Francisco Coronavirus eviction moratorium or have questions about the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, California Rent Control (AB 1482), contact Astanehe Law to speak with a tenant attorney.

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