AB 3088: “COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020” and “COVID-19 Small Landlord and Homeowner Relief Act of 2020”

On August 31, 2020, Governor Newsom passed into law Assembly Bill 3088 which created the “COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020” and the “COVID-19 Small Landlord and Homeowner Relief Act of 2020.” COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020 (Code of Civil Procedure 1179.01 et seq): Under the Tenant Relief Act, landlords are prohibited from evicting a residential tenant and mobilehome …

CA Judicial Council Votes to End Emergency Rule 1 & 2

On August 13, 2020, the Judicial Council of California voted 19-1 to end Emergency Rules 1 and 2.  Emergency Rule 1 prohibited the courts from issuing a summons or entering a default in unlawful detainer eviction actions unless the case involved public health or safety issues. It also required that unlawful detainer trials be set 60 days after a request …

Landlord’s Guide to Service and Companion Animals

NOTE: This Article was authored by Ashley Peterson and published in the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division “TYL In Focus” Real Estate Edition for June 2018. The original publication can be found here: TYL In Focus June 2018 Recurring questions in leasing surround the landlord’s pet policy: If there is a strict no-pet policy in a lease or declaration …