About L.A. County’s Temporary Eviction Moratorium

Friday, Sept. 4: We are currently updating information on this page following the California Legislature’s passage of Assembly Bill 3088, which would protect tenants who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and extend Homeowner Bill of Rights protections to cover landlords who have seen decreased rental income due to COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information, call us at (833) 223-7368. Thank you for your patience.

To learn more about AB 3088 please visit the State Department of Real Estate’s website, housingiskey.com

Note: On Tuesday, July 21, the Board of Supervisors approved an extension of the temporary eviction moratorium. The moratorium was extended until September 30, 2020 and may be extended by the Board on a month to month basis.

Acerca de la Moratoria de Desalojo Temporal – En Español

More information for tenants & landlords, including webinar information: RENT.LACOUNTY.GOV
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Frequently Asked Questions

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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 to September 30, 2020, implements a Countywide ban on evictions for residential and commercial tenants, including mobile home space renters. During the moratorium, tenants may not be evicted for COVID 19 related non-payment of rent, as well as no fault reasons, nuisance, unauthorized occupants or pets, if related to COVID-19. The moratorium may be extended by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on a month-to-month basis.

HOW DOES THE TEMPORARY MORATORIUM WORK?

Tenants must notify their landlord within 7 days after their rent is due, unless extenuating circumstances exist, that they are unable to pay due to a loss of income related to COVID-19. Tenants will have twelve (12) months following the end of the moratorium period to pay back any amount due.

SELF-CERTIFICATION TEMPLATE

You can use this template (En español) to notify your landlord of your inability to pay rent.

HOW LONG WILL THE TEMPORARY MORATORIUM LAST?

The temporary moratorium is effective from March 4, 2020 through September 30, 2020, and may be extended by the Board of Supervisors on a month-to-month basis.

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?

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

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”.

On March 19, 2020, the Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors enacted a temporary moratorium on residential and commercial evictions in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County in response to the Coronavirus (“COVID-19″) pandemic.

On April 14, 2020, the Board expanded the temporary moratorium to include all jurisdictions countywide unless they have already adopted their own moratoria and included Mobilehome parks who rent space to mobilehome owners. Tenants will have protection from evictions for the following reasons:

    • Nonpayment of rent, late charges, or any other fees. Landlords will not be able to evict a Tenant if the Tenant can show an inability to pay rent and/or related charges due to financial losses related to:
      • A presumed or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 or caring for a household or family member who is presumed or diagnosed with COVID-19;
      • Layoff, loss of hours, or other income reduction resulting from business closure or other economic or employer losses due to COVID-19;
      • Compliance with a recommendation from the County’s Health Officer to stay home, self-quarantine, or avoid congregation with others during the state of emergency;
      • Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses related to diagnosis and testing for and/or treatment of COVID-19; or,
      • Child care needs arising from school closures related to COVID-19.
      • The state of emergency regarding COVID-19; or
      • Following government-recommended COVID-19 precautions.
    • No Fault eviction reason, unless necessary for health or safety reasons
    • COVID-19 related violations for temporarily housing unauthorized occupants or pets or causing a nuisance.

On May 12, 2020, the Board made additional changes to the moratorium.

These changes include the following:

  • Extended the moratorium until June 30
    • Additional extensions may be reviewed and approved on a month-by-month basis by the Board.
  • Provisions extended to jurisdictions that have moratoria in place but don’t cover either residential or commercial tenancies
    • If a jurisdiction has a moratorium on commercial evictions, but not residential, residential tenants in that jurisdiction would be covered by the County’s moratorium
  • Regarding Commercial Tenants effective June 1, 2020:
    • Repayment period reduced from 12 months to 6 months for commercial tenants with 10 or more but less than 100 employees
    • Commercial tenants that are multi-national, publicly-traded or have more than 100 employees are excluded from these protections
  • DCBA is authorized to issue guidelines to aid in implementation of eviction moratorium

The temporary moratorium imposes a ban on evictions for all residential and commercial tenants in unincorporated Los Angeles County impacted by the COVID-19 crisis beginning March 4, 2020 through June 30, 2020. The Board will review and may extend the moratorium period on a month-to-month basis.

On July 21, 2020, the Board of Supervisors extended the temporary eviction moratorium through September 30, 2020. The Board will review and may extend the moratorium period on a month-to-month basis.

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