On August 31, the State of California enacted the Tenant Relief Act of 2020, which replaced the City of San José’s residential eviction moratorium with a statewide eviction moratorium.
The new law includes several protections for renters facing hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Key provisions in the law include:
- No tenant can be evicted before February 1, 2021, as a result of rent owed due to a COVID-19 hardship, if the unpaid rent accrued between March 4, 2020 and August 31, 2020. The tenant must provide a declaration of hardship to her or his landlord to receive this protection.
- Tenants facing hardships between September 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021, must pay at least 25 percent of the rent due to avoid eviction. The tenant must provide a declaration of hardship to her or his landlord to receive this protection.
- If a landlord initiates an eviction before February 1, 2021, the tenant has 15 days to provide the landlord with a declaration of hardship to stop the eviction.
To learn more about the statewide eviction moratorium, please join the upcoming scheduled webinar.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN ZOOM MEETING
Or join by phone: 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 923 1309 1851
To learn more about the Tenant Relief Act and its implications for landlords and tenants, visit https://landlordtenant.dre.ca.gov/faqs.html. If you have questions, please contact the Rent Stabilization Program at 408-975-4480 or RSP@sanjoseca.gov.