Update for Tenants Experiencing COVID-Related Hardship

Recent legislation from Sacramento has extended the temporary state eviction protection for tenants who are waiting on state COVID assistance. Through June 30th the landlord may not evict a tenant who has a pending application with Housing is Key and has not been denied. However effective immediately a Beverly Hills tenant who cannot pay rent, and who has not filed a city declaration for protection, and who does not have a pending relief application, may be evicted. New state legislation (AB 2019) preempts the county from shielding tenants from eviction for nonpayment.

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LA County Protects Tenants from Non-Emergency Landlord Entry [Updated]

Los Angeles County in January of 2021 enacted a COVID moratorium provision to protect a tenant from eviction for denying the landlord, or his agent, entry to the premises, when the purpose of that entry is neither related to an emergency or health and safety. Until May 31st that county protection remains in place and it does apply to all Beverly Hills tenants. Moreover, if the landlord harasses a tenant for the purpose of entry that too is an affirmative defense against eviction. Let’s take a closer look at this important but little-known tenant protection.

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