Judicial Council approves new forms to implement the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act


Non-payment filings can begin for tenants without coronavirus hardships

California’s Judicial Council has approved three new forms and one revised form for use in eviction cases governed under the newly signed COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020.

The policymaking body of the California courts approved the forms Friday. The new and revised forms will assist courts in implementing the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act, or CTRA, which prohibits the eviction of renters who claim COVID-related hardships. At the same time, the law specifically provides clearance for the court to proceed with unlawful detainer actions, the legal term for evictions, against tenants who cause problems at the property.

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