Frequently Asked Questions (Residential)
Frequently Asked Questions (Commercial)
Eviction Moratorium and Implementation Guidelines
WHAT IS THE L.A. COUNTY TEMPORARY EVICTION MORATORIUM?
The Los Angeles County Temporary Eviction Moratorium, effective March 4, 2020, through June 30, 2021*, unless repealed or extended by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, places a Countywide ban on evictions for residential and commercial* tenants, including mobilehome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, denying entry to a landlord, or unauthorized occupants or pets – if related to COVID-19.
*Note: Between October 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, the County’s Moratorium will not apply to residential tenants facing eviction for nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 related financial hardship, as they are covered under the state’s eviction moratorium.
HOW DOES THE TEMPORARY MORATORIUM WORK?
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 June 30, 2021, Residential Tenants must comply with the certification requirements established in AB 3088 and Senate Bill (SB) 91 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.
For more information on AB 3088, SB 91, and the CDC order, please visit:
AB 3088/SB 91 – www.housingiskey.com
CDC Order – click here
WHAT PROTECTIONS DOES THE COUNTY’S MORATORIUM INCLUDE FOR RESIDENTIAL TENANTS AND MOBILEHOME SPACE RENTERS?
Prohibits evictions for:
- Nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 related financial hardship for residential and commercial tenants*;
- No-fault reasons including but not limited to substantial remodels or demolition of property;
- COVID-19 related violations due to unauthorized occupants or pets;
- Nuisance, or;
- Denying entry to a landlord
Prohibits rent increases or new pass-throughs for
- Rent-stabilized units in unincorporated Los Angeles County subject to Chapter 8.52.050 of the County Code and
- Mobilehome spaces subject to Chapter 8.57.050 of the County Code.
- Prohibits imposing or charging late fees, interest, and any related charges for unpaid rent by residential tenants* accrued during the Moratorium Period.
*Note: From October 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021, the County’s Moratorium will not apply to residential tenants facing eviction for nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 related financial hardship. Prohibition against late fees, interest, or other charges does not apply to residential tenants during this time period.
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.
What Other Cities In L.A. County Have a Temporary Eviction Moratorium?
Residential and Commercial
- Baldwin Park
- Beverly Hills
- Hermosa Beach
- Los Angeles (Ordinance No.186585 & Ordinance No. 186606)
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”.