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 …

City and County of San Diego COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium

On March 16, 2020, California Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-28-20 as updated on March 27, 2020 Executive Order N-37-20. This Order suspended any provision of state law that would preempt or otherwise restrict a local government from imposing limitations on residential and commercial evictions on the basis of non-payment of rent due to financial hardship from a substantial decrease …