UNLAWFUL DETAINER / EVICTIONS During COVID-19

As a result of the pandemic, there are 3 new laws that have been enacted regarding evictions:

1. AB3088, the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief Act of 2020, was signed and became effective on August 31, 2020 [AB3088].

2. On September 1, 2020, the CDC issued an agency order, Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19, which became effective on September 4, 2020 [CDC Eviction Moratorium Order].

3. SB91, which made changes to the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief Act of 2020, was signed and became effective on January 29, 2021 [SB91]

The following information is intended as a general guide and does not constitute legal advice.


AB3088 & SB91:

Informational Sheet for Landlords

Informational Sheet for Tenants

AB3088 Notice from State of California

SB91 Notice from the State of California

Declaration of COVID-19-Related Financial Distress

15-Day Notice [Protected Period]

15-Day Notice [Transitional Period]


CDC Eviction Moratorium Order:

Informational Sheet

Tenant Declaration

California Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Informational Sheet

Informational Sheet - Spanish

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