Judicial Council Action Request
On April 6, 2020, the California Judicial Council, which oversees the court system statewide, adopted an emergency rule that bans nearly all unlawful detainer actions (eviction cases) in California. The rule goes beyond the parameters set by Governor Newsom’s executive order and brings to a halt new unlawful detainer filings and pending cases for at least 60 days. The rule will have the effect of protecting not only those with legitimate COVID-19 related financial hardships, but also those who can afford to pay rent but who choose not to and residents who engage in disruptive behaviors.
CAA has called on the Judicial Council to revise the rule so it is narrowly tailored to help those who are most vulnerable, while preserving rental property owners’ access to the courts.
We urge you to contact the the Judicial Council and tell them to reconsider their rule and narrow its scope so that rental housing providers can continue to provide high-quality housing at a time when it is more important than ever for Californians to have a safe place to call home. All you have to do is click the button below and an email will be automatically generated, all you have to do is sign your name and click send!
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Dear Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye and Members of the Judicial Council:
I am a proud California rental housing provider, and I am writing to express my continued concern over the Judicial Council’s Emergency Rule 1, which bans nearly all eviction cases in California for an indefinite period. As discussed in the California Apartment Association’s letter, Emergency Rule 1 is dangerous to my residents and jeopardizes my ability to continue providing the safe, high-quality housing that my residents so desperately need and deserve during this critical time. I urge the Council to reconsider this rule and instead look to the alternative approaches proposed by the California Apartment Association.