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Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Attorney, September 2020 Add to Favorites

Landlords with rental properties in the City of Los Angeles must include a copy of the LA Tenant Protections Notice when serving a tenant a notice to pay rent or quit, a notice to terminate a residential tenancy, a notice to perform covenant or quit, or any eviction notice served during the local covid 19 emergency period and for 12 months after the expiration of the local emergency period. The Protections Notice must be in the language predominately used by the tenant.


No owner can evict a residential tenant for nonpayment of rent if the tenant is unable to pay rent due to circumstances RELATED TO COVID-19, such as: (1) Loss of income due to workplace closure or reduced hours due to COVID-19; (2) Loss of income or increased child care expenditures due to school closures; (3) Health care expenditures stemming from COVID-19 infection of the tenant or a member of the tenant’s household who is ill with COVID-19; or (4) Reasonable expenditures stemming from government ordered emergency measures.

“Tenants are still obligated to pay lawfully charged rent.” However, during the emergency period, tenants may not be evicted for failure to pay rent due to the financial impacts related to COVID-19.

In addition, a tenant cannot be evicted for: (1) the presence of unauthorized occupants, pets or nuisance RELATED TO COVID-19; or (2) a no fault basis.

No-Fault evictions means those not based on an alleged fault of the tenant and include: (1) withdrawal of an occupied residential unit from the rental housing market under the Ellis Act; (2) owner occupancy; and (3) resident manager move in.

Landlords with rental properties in the city of Los Angeles who violate LA City Ordinance #186606, can be sued by the tenant in a civil proceeding, but only after the tenant provides a written notice to the landlord of the violation and allows the landlord 15 days to comply.

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Located in Los Angeles, California, the Law Office of Melissa C. Marsh handles business law and corporation law matters as a lawyer for clients throughout Los Angeles including Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Valley Village, North Hollywood, Woodland Hills, Hollywood, West LA as well as Riverside County, San Fernando, Ventura County, and Santa Clarita. Attorney Melissa C. Marsh has considerable experience handling business matters both nationally and internationally. We routinely assist our clients with incorporation, forming a California corporation, forming a California llc, partnership, annual minutes, shareholder meetings, director meetings, getting a taxpayer ID number (EIN), buying a business, selling a business, commercial lease review, employee disputes, independent contractors, construction, and personal matters such as preparing a will, living trust, power of attorney, health care directive, and more.