The current primary laws affecting residential tenancies are the CDC Agency Order Published September 4, 2020 and California’s AB3088 enacted August 31, 2020 aka The California Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act.  Commercial evictions for non-payment of rent may still be limited through Governor Newsom’s September 23, 2020 Executive Order extending the timeframe for the Covid-19 protections through March 31, 2021. The Governor’s Order can be used by local governments to forestall non-payment of rent evictions for commercial tenants suffering adverse financial impacts due to Covid-19.  Further, the new statutes limit local government’s ability to create additional relief for residential tenancies.  AB3088 also requires residential rent repayment to begin by March 1, 2021.

Read Michael Simkin’s detailed explanation of these new laws (and more) in his article published by the Real Property Section of the CLA (California Bar Association).  Click here: Article on AB3088 and other New Covid-19 Rent Laws