Los Angeles Landlord Rules for the Eviction Challenge!

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The past months have been very difficult, and we understand the challenges many landlords are facing. At the Shelhamer Group, we want to assist you in understanding the most up-to-date information regarding the City of Los Angeles COVID-19 eviction moratorium and the end of the State’s renter protections. In this article Los Angeles landlord rules for the eviction challenge will will provide you with the new Los Angeles landlord rules, Los Angeles Eviction Moratorium, Los Angeles Rent Control, Los Angeles Eviction Rules, L.A County Eviction Process we hope to offer you some vital information and open the doors with you to dialogue and our services. We’re here just ask the Shelhamer Group.

L.A County Rental Property Owners Learn More about the Los Angeles Eviction Moratorium, L.A County eviction process, and Los Angeles rent control:

 

 

You can reach skilled counselors:

Monday through Friday from:

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ (800) 593-8222 or via email at rent@dcba.lacounty.gov.

COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution EXPIRED Post-Protections Fact Sheet

What was the County’s COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution (Resolution)?
The County’s COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution (“Resolution” – formerly the LA County Eviction Moratorium), which took effect March 4, 2020, provided certain protections to residential tenants, commercial tenants and  mobilehome space renters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles County. The Resolution expired March 31, 2023.

 

 

Who was covered by the Resolution?

 

 

The Resolution applied to residential tenants, mobilehome space renters, and commercial tenants in unincorporated Los Angeles County, as well as cities in the County that did not have a moratorium in place. This included incorporated cities that had their own local eviction moratoria, to the extent the city’s moratorium did not include the same or greater tenant protections as the Resolution.

 

What does the expiration of the Resolution mean?

Beginning April 1, 2023:

 

 

• Normal rent payments must resume for rent due on or after April 1, 2023 to avoid being evicted.

 

 

• Most evictions for residential tenants (including mobile home space renters) may resume as normal unless permanent tenant protections apply.

 

 

• Rent increases may be issued for rent-stabilized units/spaces in unincorporated LA County in accordance with the County’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance.

 

 

• Note: It is important to check with your local jurisdiction to learn about any permanent tenant protections that may apply to your rental unit.

 

 

What emergency tenant protections survived the Resolution?

 

 

For residential tenants and mobile home space renters who utilized the County’s non-payment of rent protections between July 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023:

 

• Protections against eviction for No-Fault evictions reasons, except for qualified Landlord Move-in.

 

• Anti-harassment and retaliation protections during the Resolution’s protection periods.

 

• Starting April 1, 2023, landlords are required to serve tenants a written 30-Day Notice prior to filing an eviction based on nonpayment of rent accrued between July 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023.
For residential tenants and mobile home space renters with unauthorized occupants or pets due to COVID-19 who began residing in the unit between March 1, 2020 and January 20, 2023:

 

• Anti-harassment and retaliation protections during the Resolution’s protection periods.

 

• Starting April 1, 2023, landlords are required to serve tenants with a written 30-Day Notice prior to filing an eviction based for the presence of unauthorized occupants or pets.

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Note: It is important to check with your local jurisdiction to learn about any permanent tenant protections that may apply to your rental unit.

 

How long do tenants/space renters have to repay past due rent owed during the Resolutions Protections period?

 

Income-qualified residential tenants (including mobile home space renters) who notified their landlord of their inability to pay rent within seven (7) days of rent being due, unless extenuating circumstances applied, have up to twelve (12) months to repay past due rent owed. If you receive a Notice to Pay or Quit from your landlord, reach out to DCBA at 800-593-8222 or visit stayhousedla.org to see if you qualify for free legal assistance, short-term rental assistance, and for help understanding your rights, and/or access to other resources.

So the Resolution expired, but are there permanent tenant protections in place where I live or rent in the County?

 

Unincorporated Los Angeles County: The Rent Stabilization Program covers the Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protections Ordinance and the Mobile home Rent Stabilization and Mobile home Owner Protections Ordinance, which limit rent increases and protect against eviction without ‘just cause’ for most rental units and mobile home spaces. 

 

To learn more, contact DCBA at rent.lacounty.gov or 800-593-8222.

 

Incorporated Cities: Many incorporated cities have permanent tenant protections in place. It is important to contact your local city hall for more information and to find our if there are any protections offered by your city.

 

State of California: If your city does not have permanent tenant protections, you may be covered by the California Tenant Protections Act of 2019 (AB1482), which restricts rent increases and provides ‘just cause’ eviction protections to certain tenants. 

 

To learn more, please visit: https://oag.ca.gov/consumers/general/landlord-tenant-issues.

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L.A County Rental Property Owners Learn More about the Los Angeles Eviction Moratorium, L.A County eviction process, and Los Angeles rent control:

 

 

You can reach skilled counselors:

Monday through Friday from:

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ (800) 593-8222 or via email at rent@dcba.lacounty.go

How can I look up the jurisdiction of a property?

 

 

To find out if your property is located in an unincorporated or incorporated area of Los Angeles County, visit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website and select “District Map Look Up By Address.”

 

 

What should tenants/space renters do if they are served an eviction notice?

 

Don’t ignore any notices from your landlord! It is important to seek legal assistance in responding to any eviction notice or “Unlawful Detainer” action filed by a landlord. Tenants or space renters that receive an eviction notice should immediately contact Stay Housed LA to see if they qualify for free legal assistance, and for help understanding their rights, responding to notices, short-term rental assistance, and/or access other resources by visiting www.stayhousedla.org or calling DCBA at 800-593-8222 for more information. Tenants and space renters are not required to leave their units unless they are served with a five (5) Day Notice to Vacate from the Sheriff’s
Department.

 

 

The County protections may provide an affirmative defense if a tenant is served with an “Unlawful Detainer” (eviction) or is facing other civil actions for unpaid rent accrued during the protected period due to a COVID-19 related financial impact.

 

 

Still have questions about Los Angeles rent control, or the  L.A County eviction process?

 

 

If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact DCBA at 800-593-8222 or visit rent.lacounty.gov.

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L.A. County Mortgage Relief Program

Eligibility

To qualify for the program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You are a non-corporate rental property owner with no more than 4 units in LA County.
  • Property must not be located in the City of Los Angeles
  • Property must be located in high or highest needs census tracts.
    • To determine if your rental properties are located in a high or highest-need census tract, CLICK HERE
    • Then, select the “need tier” filter located in the top right corner and select “high” and “highest.” The map will then update, showing eligible census tracts.
  • You experienced financial distress due to COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 through March 31, 2023, such as loss of employment or reduction of work hours.
  • You have not received assistance from the State’s COVID-19 Rent Relief or Mortgage Relief programs
  • You owned the property for at least 12 months before the declared state of emergency in March 2020.
  • Your income is no more than 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI)
  • The loan balance does not exceed $1,000,000
  • You are willing to accept these funds as full settlement of the rental debt and refrain from proceeding with the eviction for the covered period, including satisfaction of any judgment.

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