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

To qualify for eviction protections, Livermore tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 or a government emergency response measure has impacted their household or business income;
  2. Within 30 days after the date that the rent is due, provide the landlord with written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Livermore Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include income disruption due to:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Layoff, wage or hour reduction, work closure, 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; or,
  5. 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.

Although Livermore tenants must eventually pay the deferred rent, the Livermore Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium does not specify a payment horizon.

The Livermore Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium shall remain in effect until May 31, 2020.

With this moratorium, Livermore joins numerous California cities & counties that have, or will soon pass, Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratoria, including San FranciscoOaklandBerkeleySan JoseSanta MonicaCulver CityStocktonSacramentoSan DiegoAlamedaBurbankPasadenaVallejoInglewoodGlendaleEl MonteSouth PasadenaRichmondEmeryvilleOjaiPalo AltoClearlakePalm SpringsGoletaSanta AnaSan Louis Obispo CountyWest SacramentoWatsonvilleWoodlandAnaheimBeverly HillsBeniciaCamarilloSan LeandroUnion CityConcordAlbanyEast Palo AltoEmeryville and Los Angeles.

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

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