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On August 13, 2020, the Judicial Council voted to lift the Emergency Rules that created a moratorium on most evictions. The eviction moratorium will be lifted on September 1, 2020CLICK HERE TO SEE PRESS RELEASE

What does this mean for the Landlord?

On September 2, 2020, you may file an eviction against your tenant based on a valid and expired eviction notice.  There are multiple bills that may be enacted prior to September 1, 2020 that will affect your ability to collect rent through an eviction action.  You should seek advice from an attorney before filing an eviction.

What should I do now?

Organize your files for any tenant that you need to file an eviction against. Prepare rent ledgers, timelines, and make sure you have copies of all notices you received and you served on your tenants. It is important to have these items available for your attorney so that you can get the best legal advice to move forward with an eviction.

What if I filed an unlawful detainer prior to the moratorium being enacted?

You may continue with your eviction.  However, it is possible that additional laws or rules will be enacted that change or prolong the process. You should seek advice from an attorney before continuing with your eviction.