The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020
CA Gov. Newsome signed AB3088 on 8/31/20 and immediately came into effect giving guidelines on how unpaid rent can be protected from Eviction.
The bill includes new provisions intended to assist homeowners and renters who have been affected financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The bill allows the extension of Just Cause eviction rules through January 2021.
Renters are now given a 15-day notice instead of a 3-day notice to pay or quit with a declaration of hardship for tenants to return for any missed payments between March 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
Signing and returning the declaration form within 15 business days triggers protections from eviction and the landlord cannot evict.
For payments between September through January the landlord must allow the resident until January 31st to pay back 25% of payment and can evict if the tenant fails to make payment.
Please view the timeline below for more information.