California Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020 – AB 3088

September 3, 2020

Effective Sep 1, 2020, the State of California has new eviction protections arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the sample Declaration of Hardship here. Read More

New Federal Eviction Protections During COVID-19 Pandemic

Nonpayment evictions have been halted until Dec 31, 2020. This eviction protections apply to any unit in all states for certain tenants. Download the Sample Declaration here. Read More

San Francisco’s New Eviction Ban May Be Risky for Tenants

June 15, 2020

The new legislation passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to ban evictions for nonpayment of rent may be risky for tenants.  Although the Board of Supervisors had good intentions, tenants who rely on this law to not pay rent may end up evicted.  Landlord lawyers are already drafting a lawsuit against the City […] Read More

Moving Out During COVID-19? How to Use Your Entire Deposit Toward Rent Without Penalty.

May 19, 2020

With COVID-19 court closures, you can now strategically apply your security deposit to the last few months of rent, and the landlord cannot do anything about it.  Historically, landlords could evict with a three-day notice if tenants tried to apply their deposit to rent. This eviction would then go on a tenant’s record. This has all […] Read More

Can’t Afford Rent? A legal guide to free rent during the pandemic.

April 10, 2020

If you’re in the 30% of Americans who cannot pay rent because of the pandemic, this guide provides a step-by-step guide to stay housed.  Because the courts will be unable to process evictions until September 2020 at the earliest, there is simply no way for a landlord to evict a tenant who is not paying […] Read More