Posted September 2, 2020 in Legislation
By Chad Barger, CALSPro Legislative Chairman and Director
With just hours before California’s eviction moratorium was set to expire, state Legislators approved Assembly Bill 3088. It extends temporary — and limited — protections to tenants who can’t pay their rent because of pandemic-related (COVID-19) hardships.
After a great deal of negotiations, both houses of the state Legislature voted Aug. 31 to approve the bill. The bill creates a “transition period” between Sept. 1 and Jan. 31, during which time tenants who attest to experiencing financial hardships are required to pay 25% of their rent to qualify for eviction protections.
Small claims court jurisdictions were also expanded to allow landlords to recover deferred rent starting in March and extends anti-foreclosure protections to small landlords.