Beverly Hills Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium
Beverly Hills tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions. During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 local state of emergency, Beverly Hills landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19. Further, all no-fault evictions are prohibited, except when necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors, or the landlord.
To qualify for eviction protection for non-payment of rent, Beverly Hills tenants must:
- Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
- Within 30 days after the date the rent is due, provide to the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.
Under the Beverly Hills Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:
- Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
- Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
- Suffering layoff, wage or hour reduction, business closure, or other income reduction resulting from Coronavirus/COVID-19;
- Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
- Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
- Child care needs arising from school closure due to Coronavirus/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.
Under the Beverly Hills Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, tenants have six months after the moratorium ceases to repay any deferred rent. Although Beverly Hills tenants must eventually pay the deferred rent, landlords may not charge a late fee for rent deferred under the Beverly Hills Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.
The Beverly Hills Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium only applies to unlawful detainer (eviction) actions and termination of tenancy notices/notices to quit served/filed on or after March 15, 2020.
Beverly Hills 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, El Monte, South Pasadena, Richmond, Emeryville, Ojai, Palo Alto, Clearlake, Palm Springs, Goleta, Santa Ana, San Louis Obispo County, West Sacramento, Watsonville, Woodland, Anaheim, and Los Angeles.
If you are a Beverly Hills tenant with questions about your rights under the Beverly Hills 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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