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:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. 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:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Suffering layoff, wage or hour reduction, business closure, or other income reduction resulting from Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
  5. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. 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 FranciscoOaklandBerkeleySan JoseSanta MonicaCulver CityStocktonSacramentoSan DiegoAlamedaBurbankPasadenaVallejoInglewoodGlendaleEl MonteSouth PasadenaRichmondEmeryvilleOjaiPalo AltoClearlakePalm Springs, Goleta, Santa Ana, San Louis Obispo County, West Sacramento, Watsonville, Woodland, Anaheim, and Los Angeles.

Click here to read the unabridged Beverly Hills Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium.

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.