California’s Eviction Moratorium Extension: What’s in it for Tenants and Landlords? By CalMatters

California renters, who are still struggling to pay the rent even as the pandemic wanes, will be shielded from eviction through September 30th, under a last-minute deal announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders. In statements, Newsom and legislative leaders who negotiated the new protections said they would keep families from falling through the…

The Anti-Tenant Harassment Ordinance and the War on Property Owners! (Anonymous Submitted contribution)

The City of Los Angeles is poised to enact a so-called “anti-tenant harassment” ordinance which would prospectively criminalize aspects of residential income property ownership in that: Any attempt to contact a resident regarding delinquent rent could be construed as “harassment” under the ordinance – (unconstitutionally ambiguous). A property owner could be subject to criminal prosecution…

Did You Know By Dennis Block

Eviction Moratorium Extended Assembly Bill 832 has now extended the State of California’s moratorium through September 30, 2021. Based on how the law is drafted, I am confident that this will be the last extension. As such, all tenants should be required to pay rent for the month of October 2021. If rent is not…

7 Insights for Landlords on the Federal Eviction Moratorium By the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

Two attorneys recently joined the National Real Estate Investors Association for an online discussion to help landlords and property managers understand how best to deal with the new federal eviction moratorium. [The] nationwide federal eviction moratorium had been ordered through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to halt residential evictions through the end of December…

Landlord to Pay Tenants $300,000 to Settle Eviction Moratorium Lawsuit By- the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

[A landlord] violated the Washington eviction moratorium by threatening tenants and starting to evict 14 of them, and will pay $350,000 to settle a lawsuit, according to a release from Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. A Nevada corporation, headquartered in Los Angeles, will pay almost $300,000 directly to tenants in the form of refunds, payments…