California’s Judicial Council has created new and revised forms for use while the COVID-19 Rental Housing Recovery Act regulates unlawful detainer actions.

In June 2021, AB 832 extended the eviction moratorium of the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act until Sept. 30, 2021. It also enacted the COVID-19 Rental Housing Recovery Act, which imposed new unlawful detainer procedures that apply between Oct. 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022, including a requirement that landlords apply for rental assistance before proceeding with an eviction.

Most provisions in the Recovery Act do not apply to new tenancies that begin on or after Oct. 1, 2021. Lease renewals or extensions and new leases with at least one resident who already lawfully occupies the premises are not considered new tenancies.

The Recovery Act prohibits the court from issuing a summons that seeks possession of residential real property based on nonpayment of rental debt unless the landlord includes a statement under penalty of perjury regarding their efforts to obtain rental assistance.

The new and revised forms from the Judicial Council contain all the necessary allegations and information.

New and Revised Judicial Council Forms related to CTRA and the Recovery Act

UD-100 Complaint – Unlawful Detainer

UD-101 Plaintiff’s Mandatory Cover Sheet and Supplemental Allegations—Unlawful Detainer

UD-104 Cover Sheet for Declaration of COVID-19 Related Financial Distress

UD-105 Answer-Unlawful Detainer

UD-120 Verification by Landlord Regarding Rental Assistance – Unlawful Detainer

UD-125 Application to Prevent Forfeiture Due to COVID-19 Rental Debt

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