About L.A. County’s Temporary Eviction Moratorium

Frequently Asked Questions (Residential)

FAQs for Residential Properties

Frequently Asked Questions (Commercial)

FAQs for Commercial Properties

Eviction Moratorium and Implementation Guidelines

Eviction Moratorium Guidelines

WHAT IS THE L.A. COUNTY TEMPORARY EVICTION MORATORIUM?

The Los Angeles County Temporary Eviction Moratorium, effective March 4, 2020, through January 31, 2021*, unless repealed or extended by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, places a Countywide ban on evictions for residential and commercial tenants, including mobilehome space renters. Under the County’s Moratorium, tenants may not be evicted for COVID-19 related nonpayment of rent, as well as no-fault reasons, nuisance, or unauthorized occupants or pets – if related to COVID-19.

*Note: As of October 1, 2020, the County’s Moratorium will no longer apply to residential tenants facing eviction for nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 related financial hardship.

HOW DOES THE TEMPORARY MORATORIUM WORK?

RESIDENTIAL TENANTS

Through September 30, 2020, Residential Tenants (including mobilehome renters) covered under the County’s Moratorium must notify their landlord, through a self-certification within 7 days after rent is due, unless extenuating circumstances exist. Between October 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021, Residential Tenants must comply with the certification requirements established in AB 3088 in order to be protected from eviction. If a residential tenant’s inability to pay rent is not directly related to COVID-19, they may be protected under the CDC Order and should comply with the certification requirements under that order.

  • Prohibits evictions for:
    • Nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 related financial hardship through September 30, 2020;
    • No-fault reasons under the Los Angeles County Code (“Code”);
    • COVID-19 related violations due to unauthorized occupants or pets; or
    • Nuisance
  • Prohibits rent increases or new pass-throughs for: 
    • Rent-stabilized units in unincorporated Los Angeles County subject to Chapter8.52.050 of the Code and
    • Mobilehomespaces subject to Chapter 8.57.050 of the Code.
  • Through September 30, 2020, prohibits imposing or charging late fees, interest, and any related charges for unpaid rent accrued during the Moratorium Period. 

For more information on AB 3088, visit  www.housingiskey.com.

For more info on the CDC Order, click here.

COMMERCIAL TENANTS

Commercial tenants are responsible for providing notice to their landlord if they are unable to pay rent due to financial impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic within seven (7) days after rent is due, unless extenuating circumstances exist. Tenants with nine (9) employees or fewer may self-certify their inability to pay rent to their landlord, either orally or in writing. Tenants with 10 or more, but fewer than 100, employees will need to provide written documentation that demonstrates inability to pay rent due to financial hardship related to COVID-19 to their landlord. If they are able to do so, Tenants are encouraged to pay partial rent during the Moratorium.

The County’s Moratorium prohibits evictions for nonpayment of rent due to financial impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

WE CAN ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS

Call a Rent Stabilization counselor at (833) 223-RENT (7368)
Email us: rent@dcba.lacounty.gov

What Other Cities In L.A. County Have a Temporary Eviction Moratorium?

Residential and Commercial

Residential Only

Commercial Only

How do I know if I am in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County?

To find out if a property is in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, visit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website https://lavote.net/apps/precinctsmaps and select “District Map Look Up By Address”.

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