South Pasadena tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions. During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, South Pasadena landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, South Pasadena tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Provide a written notice to the landlord of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the South Pasadena Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Layoffs, loss of hours, or other income reduction resulting from business closure or other Coronavirus/COVID-19 related economic impacts;
  4. Compliance with a requirement from a government health authority to stay home, self-quarantine, or avoid congregating with others during the state of emergency;
  5. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child-care needs arising from school closures related to COVID-19.

Supporting documentation likely 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.

South Pasadena tenants have six months following the expiration of the local Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency to pay any deferred rent.

Additionally, water and sewer shut-offs are suspended for sixty days for tenants who demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has impacted them.

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

Click here to read the unabridged South Pasadena Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium.

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