COVID-19: Local Eviction Moratoriums Update

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LIVE Webcast: Friday, May 1, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon PST

Join us online for an informative, live update on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM.  Learn about the latest and proposed local ordinances and executive orders impacting rental property owners in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Nearly 40 cities and counties across California have passed eviction moratorium ordinances or through executive order have imposed eviction moratoriums.  In addition, the State of California, through Governor Newsom’s Executive Order, has imposed an eviction moratorium applicable to jurisdictions that do not have a local moratorium.  Be sure to stay up to date on these local eviction moratoriums and the many recent amendments and updates that have been imposed. 

COVID-19: What We Can Expect from Sacramento and Our State’s Legislature

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LIVE Webcast: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon PST

Join us online for an important information session on April 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM.  Hear a briefing by Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles lobbyist, Kate Bell, Partner of Capitol Advocacy in Sacramento, one of the State’s most prestigious lobbying firms.  Kate spends much of her time meeting with the Governor and his staff in addition to holding regular meetings on housing policy with members of the State’s legislature. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Legislature has been on recess and expected to return “with a vengeance” in early May.  It is expected that the Legislature will concentrate on housing and assisting those adversely impacted by COVID-19.  This is your opportunity to hear about the latest proposed regulations from a true Sacramento insider.

COVID-19: How are the Southland’s Top Property Management Experts Responding to the Crisis?

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LIVE Webcast: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon PST

Join us online for an important information session on April 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM.  Hear from the Southland’s top property management experts about how they have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.  During this 1-hour online, interactive webinar, you will have an opportunity to ask the experts on best practices for managing your rental property during this crisis.

LIVE Webcast: The CARES Act Was Passed By Congress: What Relief Is In It For Landlords?

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LIVE Webcast: Friday, April 17, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon PST

By now most rental property owners and managers are aware of the CARES Act. Through the Small Business Administration (SBA), FINANICIAL RELIEF IS NOW AVAILABLE through two new loan packages—the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the existing Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) program.

On Friday, April 17th at 11:00 AM, join us online for a very informative open forum to learn about how rental property owners can tap into available relief funds through the Small Business Administration. This important online information session will be moderated by Daniel Yukelson, Executive Director of the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles and will feature property management expert Matt Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Williams Real Estate Advisors, a Los Angeles based property management firm, and Patrick Karapetian – Director of Hutchinson & Bloodgood CPAs. 

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In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, cities throughout California are issuing orders and adopting urgency ordinances establishing temporary eviction moratoriums on evictions due to non-payment of rent for renters impacted by COVID-19.  Some cities are also prohibiting “no-fault” evictions except in limited circumstances.  In addition, some cities are also prohibiting Ellis Act evictions.

The number of cities that have instituted temporary eviction moratoriums continues to expand.  The list provided below is a sampling of the cities, with links to their orders and/or ordinances, that have implemented temporary moratoriums and not inclusive of all the cities that may adopt such moratoriums.  The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles is committed to providing updated information throughout the pandemic.

California Judicial Council Enacts Emergency Rules: Suspension of Eviction and Foreclosure Matters During COVID-19 Emergency

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Effective April 6, 2020, the California Judicial Council enacted eleven Emergency Rules of the California Rules of Court due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These new Emergency Rules suspend most unlawful detainer (eviction) and foreclosure matters brought before California courts.  The Judicial Council of California is the rule-making arm of the California court system.  Under California’s Constitution and the leadership of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, the Judicial Council is responsible for “ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice.”

Coronavirus could lead to chaos in housing

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By Cameron Kiszla | Park Labrea News Beverly Press

Millions of Americans are now out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Ange­lenos are no exception.

The city of Los Angeles, as well as multiple nearby cities, enacted an eviction moratorium and allowed rent deferment for tenants who have been impacted by COVID-19.

But now that April 1 has come and gone, local leaders have more work to do in ensuring compliance with the new laws, finding fixes for problems that emerge as a result of the policies and working on long-term solutions.

Apartment Industry Calls on Congress to Provide Additional Support to Residents, Rental Operators

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Without necessary relief, the industry faces dire economic circumstances that would devastate the stability, availability and affordability of the rental housing supply nationwide.

Washington, D.C. – The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) appreciate Congress and the Administration’s quick action on the Coronavirus Aid, and Economic Security Act, (CARES Act). While many of its provisions are being implemented and relief is beginning to reach affected communities, it is clear from the huge toll the COVID-19 outbreak has had on our nation, further relief and recovery measures are needed.

The apartment industry continues to face dire economic circumstances that would devastate housing stability and the affordability, availability and quality of the rental housing supply nationwide. Congress must provide additional relief to renters and rental housing operators.

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Every landlord has to observe a dedicated, pre-determined set of rights and obligations towards the tenants. It is a misconception that landlords only have obligations to follow because there are numerous rights exercised by landlords that tenants have to be aware about prior to signing the agreement.

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When trusting your properties to renters, it is imperative to establish a clear and fair rent collection policy as part of the lease. A good rent collection policy encourages healthy tenant and landlord relationships as expectations are set and questions surrounding the processes are eliminated. There are several important components to a solid rent collection policy. The following questions should be answered:

  • When is rent due?
  • How will rent be collected?
  • When is rent considered late?
  • How are rent payments documented?
  • What fees are imposed on late payment?
  • When will the eviction process start?