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Understanding Tenant Protections During Covid-19

  • Published: March 26, 2021
Understanding Tenant Protections During Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many difficulties for tenants in the United States who are trying to keep up with the rent. They can find some relief in the fact that the government is providing them with protection from eviction. For example, the CDC, or Center for Disease Control and Prevention, issued a nationwide order to stop many evictions until July 31, 2021. The CARES Act provides even more protection against eviction, and there are laws in the state of California that protect both tenants and landlords as well. Certain counties, such as Los Angeles County, offers even great protections, and even protects commercial tenants from eviction.

Federal eviction protection makes it so that those who are able to pay rent must still do so by their regular due dates. Those who meet eligibility requirements and fill out a CDC declaration that states this will be protected from eviction through the specified date. The CARES Act can also provide some protection for those who live in federally subsidized housing or those whose landlords are getting mortgage relief.

In addition, the state of California has laws that protect tenants who cannot fully pay their rent for a reason that is related to COVID-19. The notice period for nonpayment of rent has been expanded to15 days, as compared to the typical 3-day notice period. Tenants are to receive extensions when they have good reasons for not being able to return hardship declarations within the 15 days.

If you are having trouble with a landlord or facing eviction due to nonpayment of rent during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may want to see what a real estate attorney Anaheim CA has to offer and can do for you. Anaheim CA real estate attorneys and Anaheim CA real estate lawyers, such as the ones at Katje Law Group, may be able to help you stay in your home safely. Here, you can find an Orange County real estate attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a safe home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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