Legal Q & A By Richard Beckman

Question 1:   Any updates on the state of the courts and unlawful detainers for lease breaches other than non-payment of rent? Answer 1:  As has previously been discussed in this column, the state law passed in January known as SB 91 provides the comprehensive procedure and rules regarding nonpayment of rent cases through, at…

Legal Q & A by Richard Beckman

Question 1: Any updates on the state of the courts and unlawful detainers for lease breaches other than non-payment of rent? Answer 1:  As has previously been discussed in this column, the state law passed in January known as SB 91 provides the comprehensive procedure and rules regarding nonpayment of rent cases through, at this…

Legal Q & A By Richard Beckman

Question 1:  Any updates on the state rental assistance program that you described in last month’s article? Answer 1:  To repeat part of that response, SB 91– christened the Tenant Relief Act – included, in addition to its provisions extending through June the eviction protections to tenants in rent default, a “State Rental Assistance Program”,…

Legal Q & A By Richard Beckman

Question 1:   Any updates on the state rental assistance program that you described in last month’s article? Answer 1: SB 91– christened the Tenant Relief Act – included, in addition to its provisions extending through June the eviction protections to tenants in rent default, a “State Rental Assistance Program”, which seeks to allocate federal…

Legal Q & A by Richard Beckman

Question 1: What is the latest on the COVID-19 eviction restrictions? Answer 1: As you have likely heard by now, the California legislature passed and Governor Newsom signed SB 91, just as the provisions of AB 3088 were about to expire January 31st. Primarily, SB 91 – christened the Tenant Relief Act – simply extends…

Legal Q & A By Richard Beckman

Question 1: What is the latest on the COVID-19 19 eviction restrictions? And what about the recent CDC order halting evictions? Answer 1: As for the recent CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) order, nothing changed other than the extension of its effective date to January 31, 2021 from the end of December 2020.…

Legal Q &A by Richard Beckman

Question 1: Other than AB 3088, which you covered in your online seminar in September, are there any new laws for 2021 that landlords should know about? Answer 1:  Apparently, the California legislature and Governor Newsom were as distracted by the pandemic as the rest of us, and, other than AB 3088, passed no laws…

Legal Q & A By-Beckman

Question 1:   Have there been any developments on the rights of landlords during the COVID-19 crisis? Answer 1: Not surprisingly, yes. The two biggest developments are the expiration as of September 1 of the California Supreme Court’s April 6th order, applicable to all county courts, which had operated to prohibit new eviction actions (other…

Legal Q & A By-Richard Beckman

Question 1: I have a tenant in a Lake County single family residence who is not paying rent. Moreover, the County has posted a notice of abatement citing accumulated household trash and other issues that are causing a health and safety issue. The abatement orders were issued 7/28/20.  My understanding of the COVID-19 moratorium is…

Legal Q & A By- Richard Beckman

Question 1: I know someone asked this last month, but what is the latest status of the landlord’s right to require the tenant to pay rent or move out during the COVID 19 crisis? What about other grounds to terminate a tenancy? Answer 1: As discussed in last month’s response to that question, for all…