Fresno Tenants Protected by Fresno Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium
Fresno tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions. During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Fresno landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.
To qualify for eviction protections, Fresno tenants must:
- Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
- Provide to their landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation provided within a week of the initial notice.
Under the Fresno Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:
- Loss of income related to business closure;
- Loss of hours or wages;
- Layoffs; or,
- Out-of-pocket medical costs caused by the Coronavirus/COVID1-9 pandemic.
Under the Fresno Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, Fresno tenants have six months after the state of emergency ceases to pay any deferred rent.
The Fresno Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium also prohibits utility and sanitary service shutoffs, as well as late fees and accrued interest for non0payment during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency. Further, reconnection charges will be waived.
The Fresno Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium is effective for thirty days, but the Fresno City Council can extend it in additional thirty-day periods.
Fresno 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, Culver City, Stockton, Sacramento, San Diego, Alameda, Burbank, Pasadena, Vallejo, Inglewood, Glendale, Oxnard, Simi Valley, and Los Angeles.
If you are a Fresno tenant with questions about your rights under the Fresno Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium or have questions about California Rent Control (AB 1482), contact Astanehe Law to speak with a tenant attorney.
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