COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act Forms

Make sure to read the instructions prior to completing any form

CAA has published new forms for complying with CTRA.

Informational Notices:

Forms Demanding Payments Due Between Mar. 2020 & Aug. 2020

Forms Demanding Payments Due Between Sept. 2020 & Jun. 2021

Translation Requirement for 15-Day Notices:

If the landlord negotiated the rental/lease agreement in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, or Korean and, as a result, was required by state law to provide a copy of the rental/lease agreement in one of those languages, the landlord is also required to provide the unsigned copy of a declaration of COVID-19-related financial distress to the resident in that language. As required by CTRA, the Department of Real Estate has official translations of the text of the declaration on their website, which can be found here.

For more information about foreign language translation requirements, see CAA’s Industry Insight – Foreign Language Rental Agreements and Leases.


Application and Rental Reference Forms

California law prohibits a housing provider, tenant screening company, or other entity that evaluates tenants on behalf of a housing provider from using an alleged COVID-19 rental debt, as a negative factor for the purpose of evaluating a prospective housing application or as the basis for refusing to rent a dwelling unit to an otherwise qualified prospective tenant. 

“COVID-19 rental debt” means unpaid rent or any other unpaid financial obligation of a tenant under the tenancy that came due between March 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. CAA’s forms have been updated to reflect the change in the law.

Just Cause Termination Forms