COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020
As most of you already know, last week Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 3088, also known as the “Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020” or, the “COVID-19 TENANT RELIEF ACT OF 2020”. The law has several requirements with which landlords must comply in order to preserve their rights and protections under the law. However, this Newsletter addresses one requirement in particular with a deadline date that is rapidly approaching.
In order to maintain the protections provided by the law, landlords are required to notify any tenant who failed to pay any portion of rent during the period between March 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020 of the tenant’s rights under the law, in writing, on or before September 30, 2020 by providing the tenants with the NOTICE OF COVID-19 RELIEF ACT OF 2020 form.
Landlords who fail to provide the NOTICE OF COVID-19 RELIEF ACT OF 2020 notice by September 30, 2020 may lose their ability to evict tenants and/or recover the money owed.
We strongly encourage all landlords to complete and keep in their records a standard form “Proof of Service” as evidence that you provided the notice, as well as any other proof you might have, (e.g., certified mail receipt).
For additional information on the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act, please visit this factsheet.