Prohibition on Commercial Evictions due to COVID-19 Extended to September 30, 2020

The City Council has extended the moratorium on eviction of commercial tenants for reasons related to COVID-19 through September 30, 2020. Commercial tenants will have twelve months following the expiration of the moratorium to pay any back due rent.  The Eviction Moratorium does not apply to companies with 200 or more employees, multi-national companies, or publicly traded companies.

Evidence of the inability to pay rent due to COVID-19 include one or more of the following:

o Loss of income due to a COVID-19 related workplace closure;

o Child care expenditures due to school closures;

o Health care expenses related to being ill with COVID-19;

o Expenses or loss of income due to caring for a member of the tenant’s household who is ill with COVID-19; or

o Reasonable expenditures that stem from government-ordered emergency measures.

If rent payments are late due to any of the above COVID-19 related circumstances, landlords may not charge, or use the eviction process, to recover late fees or charges.

To report a violation of the Eviction Moratorium, call (310) 253-5704.

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