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BREAKING NEWS FOR LOS ANGELES LANDLORDS!

Eviction Notice Notice to Quit Calmatter.org Image courtesy of via iStock
Eviction Notice Notice to Quit Calmatter.org Image courtesy of via iStock

The past 18 months have been very difficult, and we understand the challenges many landlords are facing. At the Shelhamer Group we wanted to assist you in understanding the most up-to-date information regarding the City of Los Angeles COVID-19 eviction moratorium and the end of the State’s renter protections. In this article breaking news for Los Angeles landlords we hope to offer you some vital information and open the doors with you to dialogue and our services. We’re here just ask the Shelhamer Group.

LOS ANGELES LANDLORD RIGHTS!

Final Notice of Eviction taped to the door. (Photo Courtesy of iStock.com/Bill Oxford)
Final Notice of Eviction taped to the door. (Photo Courtesy of iStock.com/Bill Oxford)

You may have heard that many of the State’s eviction protections are scheduled to end on September 30, 2021. However, the City of Los Angeles’ COVID-19 Emergency Renter Protections continue in effect past September 30th. City Ordinance No. 188606 prohibits evictions due to the inability to pay rent for circumstances related to the pandemic for twelve months after the City’s Declaration of Emergency expires. The City’s Declaration of Emergency is still in place until at least until October 24, 2021, and will be renewed each month while the local pandemic emergency conditions persist. 

RECOVER YOUR RENT!

The 12-month repayment period for tenants to pay any outstanding rent due to the COVID-19 economic impact will begin when the City’s Declaration of Emergency is lifted.  The earliest date that the eviction moratorium can expire is October 24, 2022. The latest possible date under California law is May 1, 2023. Information will be updated on the Housing Department’s website hcidla.lacity.org as information changes.

LOS ANGELES LANDLORD SUPPORT!

We strongly encourage landlords to apply to recover rent arrears through the HousingIsKey.com website for rental assistance that covers 100% of unpaid rent for low income tenants for 18 months beginning April 2020. As of now, there is no deadline to apply for rental assistance; the program will continue until funds run out. The State of California currently has available funding.  

The California Information Covid-19 App for Landlords!
The California Information Covid-19 App for Landlords!

CALL US FOR SOLUTIONS!

For information on a pending Emergency Rental Assistance application filed by April 30th 2021, with the City of Los Angeles, please email [email protected] with your application number or contact the City’s Emergency Assistance Call Center at (833) 373-0587.

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Residential Los Angeles Photo Courtesy of (Credit: iStock)

LAHD has developed a robust set of FAQs to assist tenants and landlords alike throughout this period. Visit the Renter Protections page at housing.lacity.org for additional information. This information will continue to be updated as this process develops. We appreciate your cooperation during this time and hope that we can work together to assist you and your tenants. Should you have any questions or need assistance, we encourage you to visit our website or call our Landlord-Tenant Hotline at (866) 557-7368.

CAN A LANDLORD EVICT A TENANT TO MOVE INTO A PROPERTY UNDER THE COUNTY’S COVID-19 TENANT PROTECTIONS?

As of July 1, 2021, a landlord or a qualifying family member can move into a single-family home, mobilehome space, condominium unit, duplex, or triplex (collectively “units”) if the property was purchased on or before June 30, 2021, and if they meet the following criteria: 

  • The Landlord or Landlords qualifying family member must physically reside at the property for at least thirty-six (36) consecutive months;
  • The Tenants of the unit must be current on rent payments and not have been impacted by COVID-19;
  • The Landlord or Landlords qualifying family member must be similarly situated to the Tenant currently occupying home;
  • The Landlord must provide at least sixty (60) days’ notice to Tenant
  • The Landlord must pay tenant relocation assistance as required by the County’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance or the incorporated city’s applicable ordinance or regulation.

BREAKING NEWS FOR LOS ANGELES LANDLORDS!

Rental lease agreement form on an office desk. ASK THE SHELHAMER GROUP!
Rental lease agreement form on an office desk. ASK THE SHELHAMER GROUP!

Landlords will need to use the following forms as part of the process to evict the tenant(s) and provide notice to the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs: (Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs)

ASK THE SHELHAMER GROUP!

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