The Temporary Eviction Moratorium places a ban on evictions, and commercial tenants are included in this ban. If you are unable to pay your rent due to COVID-19, your landlord may not be able to evict you. The moratorium was effective from March 4, 2020 until June 30, 2021.
If you are a commercial tenant, you must notify your landlord within seven days of your due date that you are unable to pay your rent. In the event that you cannot offer your landlord this notice, it may be waived for extenuating circumstances. If you have nine or fewer employees, you can notify your landlord over the phone or in a letter.
If you have at least 10 employees but less than 100, you are required to offer your landlord written documentation that you are unable to pay rent due to COVID-related financial hardship.
The county encourages tenants to make partial payments when they can.
The moratorium does not mean that you do not ever have to pay rent. At the end of the moratorium, an employer with nine or fewer employees will have up to one year to make up his or her missed payments. If you have at least 10 but less than 100 employees, you will have up to six months to make up your missed payments.
If you have any questions, an LA County real estate attorney at the Katje Law Group would be happy to answer them for you. If your landlord said anything about evicting you, of threatened to evict you, you definitely need to speak with a real estate attorney in LA County. Your landlord might try to unlawfully evict you, but an LA County commercial real estate attorney will protect you. If your landlord is giving you a hard time about not paying your rent in full, an LA County eviction lawyer wants to come to your rescue. Contact us today.