AB 3088: State Law Preempts Beverly Hills Moratorium on Eviction for Non-Payment

Governor Newsom signed AB 3088 at the end of August to establish a statewide framework for delaying and repaying back rent due to COVID-19 financial distress. The important legislation also defined a new process by which tenants request forbearance and imposed a deadline for the repayment of all rent due. The legislation explicitly preempts local measures like our Beverly Hills moratorium that has been in place since late March. Or doesn’t it preempt?

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