Burbank tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruption or out-of-pocket medical expenses.  Unless further extended by the Burbank City Council, the Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium will protect Burbank tenants until April 30, 2020.

What Type of Eviction Does the Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Prohibit?

The Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium prohibits evictions due to non-payment of rent related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

How do Burbank Tenants Gain Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Eviction Protections?

Unlike many other Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium laws, the Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium operates as both a moratorium on evictions and as a defense to an unlawful detainer (eviction) lawsuit. This means that the tenant does not have a duty to preemptively notify their landlord of the need for a Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruption, or provide evidence.  Of course, it behooves a tenant to provide such information to the landlord and avoid defending against an unlawful detainer (eviction) action.

To qualify for the Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium/affirmative defense, the Burbank tenant must:

  1. Demonstrate a Coronavirus/COVID-19 or government emergency measure related substantial decrease in household income or a substantial out-of-pocket medical expense; and,
  2. Provide documentation.

What Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impacts Are Covered Under the Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium?

Under the Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, covered impacts include, but are not limited to,

  1. Layoff;
  2. A reduction in the number of compensable hours of work; or,
  3. A substantial decrease in business income (commercial tenants).

What Documents Can Burbank Tenants Provide Their Landlord to Qualify for the Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium?

Permissible supporting documents likely include employer letters citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a reason for adverse impact, paystubs from before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, or bank statements showing the tenants financial position before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

How Long Do Burbank Tenants Have to Repay Rent Suspended Due to the Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium?

After the Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency ceases, Burbank tenants have six months to pay back due rent.

What Other California Cities Are Passing Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratoriums?

Burbank joins numerous other California cities that have, or will soon pass, Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratoriums, including San FranciscoOaklandBerkeleySan JoseSanta MonicaCulver CityStocktonSacramentoSan DiegoAlamedaPasadena, and Los Angeles.

Click here to read the unabridged Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.

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