Navigating New Assembly Bill 3088 – “Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020”

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WHEN: 1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. on Thursday, September 10, 2020

On August 31, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 3088, the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020, a temporary “stopgap” to buy time necessary so that the State’s Legislature can provide a more comprehensive solution to protecting renters, rental property owners and homeowners.  This new legislation seeks to protect tenants from eviction and property owners from foreclosure due to the economic impacts of COVID-19. These protections apply to tenants who declare an inability to pay all or part of the rent due to a COVID-related reason. But what is really “in it” for rental property owners?

Planned, MUST HEAR Topics Will Include…

  • What is A.B. 3088?  How does it impact YOU?
  • New notice obligations required of owners, including a new, 15-day notice requirement.
  • New tenant declarations required to obtain eviction protections.
  • When can YOU expect to collect YOUR partial or full rent?  How will YOU be able to collect YOUR past due rent?
  • Are lenders obligated to grant YOU a loan forbearance?
  • What notice and other obligations exist during the “Protected Period” (March 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020) versus the “Transitional Period” (September 1, 2020 to January 31, 2020)?
  • What are the rules YOU must follow and requirements for YOU under Assembly Bill 3088?
  • When will YOU be able to evict your tenants for non-payment of rent?
  • And much, much more – your questions submitted prior to and during the webinar will drive the discussion.


Douglas Dennington, Partner, Land Use and Entitlement.  Douglas Dennington specializes in trial and appellate litigation, arbitration, mediation and administrative proceedings, with an emphasis in defense of “accessibility” claims filed under the Americans With Disabilities Act and / or California Disabled Persons Act, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, regulatory takings, land-use disputes, boundary disputes, and wide variety of other real estate, business and regulatory disputes.  He  represents a diverse clientele, including individuals, homeowners, small businesses, food chains, franchisors and franchisees, landowners, developers, cities, school districts, water districts, and any number or variety of businesses.  Douglas Dennington is the lead partner representing the Association in its litigation regarding the City of Los Angeles’ eviction moratorium.  Based in the firm’s Orange County Office, you can reach Douglas at (714) 641-3419.

Peter Howell, Partner, Land Use and Entitlement.  Peter Howell’s practice includes litigation and advisory matters involving governmental agencies, as well as litigation between private parties, and focuses on environmental and land use matters. He regularly advises property owners and developers with land use entitlement issues, both by helping to guide projects through the entitlement and environmental review (CEQA) process and by conducting due diligence review of previously entitled projects. He has represented a wide variety of private and public-sector clients, including property owners, developers, business owners, cities, water districts, redevelopment agencies, and school districts.  Based in the firm’s Orange County Office, you can reach Peter at (714) 662-4661.

Rutan & Tucker LLP, Costa Mesa.Rutan & Tucker’s lawyers are widely known as among the best and most effective attorneys in California. Rutan recruits top lawyers from the finest law schools around the country. The firm’s practice extends throughout the United States and includes both the representation of foreign companies doing business in the United States and domestic companies engaged in activities abroad.  The firm’s practice extends nationwide, while maintaining our connection to the fabric of California. Rutan & Tucker continues to distinguish itself as one of California’s largest full-service law firms, as it has for decades, with a significant presence in Orange County, Silicon Valley and San Francisco.  Rutan & Tucker is outside counsel for the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles and is representing the Association in its litigation regarding the City of Los Angeles’ eviction moratorium.