One of the most signficant effects that Covid-19 has had is on the subject of landlord-tenant issues. The rules seem to be changing regularly, and it can be extremely confusing for landlords and tenants alike.
If you were not aware, there is a specialized unit of legal assistants that deal only with issues of Landlord-Tenant law. This is the Shriver Project’s Landlord-Tenant Assistance Center (LTAC for short). If you need information (not advice) on a Landlord-Tenant issue, we encourage you to contact them at (661) 868-4672, or email them at email@example.com .
If you would like to review the text of the most recent legislation passed in response to the unique situation brought about by Covid-19, you should review it by clicking here. If you are unclear on the meaning of the bill, you may wish to review the FAQs about AB 3088.
If you have been sued by a landlord who wishes to evict you, you have very limited time in which to act. If your budget has room for a consultation with an attorney, you should make it high on your priority list. If you would like to file your own Answer to the suit, you may wish to use this Answer Packet (Rev. 12.22.2020).
You will also likely find it useful to have this Tenant checklist.
Finally, you may get some use out of reviewing the contents of this “15 day packet” that spells out the obligations of landlords to inform you of your rights to special accommodations under the law if you can demonstrate that you have suffered financial hardship due to this disruption of Covid-19. Please do not take this brief summary as the final word on your rights. Review the text of the law above, the FAQs, the Tenant checklist, and above all, consider seeking a consultation with an attorney for legal advice. LTAC cannot provide legal advice, but they can offer clarification on requests for information about the current state of the law and options you have under your circumstances.
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