Knowledge Base: Industry Insight

FAQ: Challenges with Rent Collection Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As anxiety over COVID-19 continues to grow, the California Apartment Association has received a flood of questions about how to handle the myriad issues expected with upcoming rent payments. The issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic range from legal restrictions on the ability of landlords to collect rent from residents who have suffered a loss of income related to the pandemic, to practical considerations for how rental housing providers can protect themselves from the risk of contracting COVID-19 due to handling checks. The most frequently asked questions are addressed in this Industry Insight.

CAA forms and Industry Insights are generally member-only benefits. However, CAA has made this Industry Insight available for free to the general public as a public service in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.