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COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (CTRA) and COVID-19 Rental Housing Recovery Act (Recovery Act)

The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (“CTRA”) and COVID-19 Rental Housing Recovery Acts (“Recovery Act”) enacted temporary protections from eviction for residents unable to pay rent and other charges. As extended by AB 2179, effective April 1, 2022, the eviction protections only remain in place for tenants who have pending rental assistance applications, filed prior to March 31, 2022.

Neither CTRA, nor the Recovery Act protect tenants who do not pay rent or other amounts due on or after April 1, 2022.

Starting April 1, 2022, a variety of non-payment notices are required, depending on when the payment was due, whether the unpaid amount was rent or something else (like parking fees), and whether the property is covered by the CARES Act.

Compliance Materials

CAA has published new and updated forms and papers for complying with CTRA and the Recovery Act.

CAA WEBINAR – Status of California’s Eviction Moratorium

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Translation of the statutory notice text

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 include specific translated notice text in certain forms required by CTRA and the Recovery Act.

The required translations to be included in 15-Day and Three-day Notices have been prepared by the Department of Real Estate. Official translations of the required texts can be found here.

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

Local COVID-19 Tenant Protections

CAA has created summaries of the moratoria in the most populous areas. Click here for CAA Summaries on local COVID-19 Tenant Protections

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