Eviction Moratorium End Date For The City of LA
Last month, Kendall Law shared that LA County has entered an end date for the eviction moratorium. However, at the time, the City of Los Angeles was only considering putting an end date on the moratorium but had not made it definite.
At the time of this post, the City of LA now has an end date on the eviction moratorium of February 1, 2023.
What does this mean for property owners in the City of LA?
It means that tenants in the City of Los Angeles are required to start paying rent on February 1, 2023. If they fail to pay the rent, owners can issue a three-day notice to pay rent or quit.
What about the back-due rent owed?
If tenants owe rent for the months of December 2022 and January 2023 due to Covid-19 financial distress, they are required to notify their landlord of this financial distress in order to have protections for those months.
If they owe rent accrued during the pandemic — between March 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021 — they have until August 1, 2023 to repay the rent. For rent owed between October 1, 2021 to February 1, 2023, they will need to pay by February 1, 2024.
What about rent increases and other evictions?
Annual rent increases in the City of Los Angeles can resume on January 31, 2024. Evictions for other matters such as residents who aren’t on the lease or unauthorized pets will also be allowed in February 2024.
While landlords may evict tenants who have fallen behind on their rent, it should be noted that there are certain restrictions on evictions in rent-controlled apartments and the City Council may further explore extending protections to apartments not under rent control. Kendall Law will continue to watch this.
Reach out to Kendall Law to set a consultation regarding your particular matter before taking any action.
Recent laws may have changed how to handle an eviction of a tenant. Kendall Law continues to keep an eye on the latest developments at City, County and State levels. Be sure to contact us for help before you proceed with an eviction.
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