The Covid-19 outbreak brought chaos and distress to the world and disturbed the world economy. Many individuals and businesses suffered from a financial crisis due to the closure of business activities. This is why many local governments have prohibited the landlords from evacuating the tenants who default on their rent.
Although there are some exceptional cases, such as when a renter is involved in illegal behavior on the land, these laws have stopped most evictions. Whereas the California government’s ban ended in September 2021, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agreed to continue the state’s pandemic-related eviction moratorium until December 31, 2022, and to resume rent-payment guarantees from April 1, 2022.
There is more to it! Extending the pandemic-related eviction moratorium involves a rent freeze that will last through December 31, 2022. It forbids owners from forcibly removing tenants who fail to pay the rent, cause a disturbance, or keep unauthorized guests or animals.
The policy also offers an active case against eviction by allowing tenants to self-certify COVID-19 economic difficulties for rent paid after April 1, 2022. Due to COVID-19 economic difficulties, that safety will be changed on June 1, 2022, to apply primarily to households earning at least or below 80% of the area’s average Income.
Corporate tenants are exempted from the extension. Corporate and commercial tenants can be evicted due to unpaid rent as of February 1, 2022. From March 2020 to January 2021, corporate and commercial tenants with 0 to 9 workers will now have 12 months to settle the late payment of rent in monthly installments, whereas tenants with 10 to 100 workers would have six months.
Nevertheless, the law also forbids corporate tenants with zero to nine workers from imposing bank or a personal guarantee for rent owed on or before January 21, 2022.