The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly impacted renters in the Greater Los Angeles area. Cities throughout the area have issued orders and ordinances establishing temporary eviction measures on evictions for non-payment of rent for renters impacted by COVID-19, allowing renters additional time (usually 12 months after the expiration of the emergency) to pay rent. Some cities have gone further and have prohibited “no-fault” evictions (like the Ellis Act) unrelated to the payment of rent.
Some cities in the Greater Los Angeles area have done even more to protect renters during this emergency. For example, rent on rent-controlled units in Los Angeles cannot be increased beyond the rent that was in effect on March 30, 2020. Los Angeles has also prohibited landlords from charging interest and late fees on unpaid rent due to COVID -19.
If you have questions about your new rights related to the COVID-19 pandemic or believe your landlord is ignoring your rights, you may need to act quickly to protect yourself. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of the emergency orders and ordinances in place to protect tenants.
Be aware that circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and pandemic tenant protections vary by location and are continually changing. Contact an LA Tenant Lawyer today for the latest information, or if you have questions about your rights.
Additional COVID-19 Tenant Resources
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