Rent Collection

Rent Collection

Guidance Regarding Rent Collection

As a California landlord, if you are owed back-rent due to COVID-19 here is some guidance regarding rent collection under the Tenant Relief Act of 2020. Beginning October 5, 2020, you can evict a tenant if they fail to return a COVID-19 related hardship declaration. But before you do, make sure to contact a lawyer to see if your city or county has additional requirements. That being said, as a landlord you have rights just like your tenants. For this reason, we wanted to offer some guidance regarding rent collection for rents due during The Protection and Transition Periods.

This information is not legal advice; instead, all information is for general informational purposes only.

Evictions during COVID-19 protected and transition periods are complex. Consultation with a qualified California landlord tenant attorney is highly advised.

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Guidance Regarding Rent Collection: The Protected & Transition Periods

For rent owed between March 1, 2020, – August 31, 2020, (The Protected Period), and September 1, 2020, – January 31, 2021, (The Transition Period), landlords can now give their tenants a notice to pay rent or quit. However, if, within 15 days of the notice the tenant signs and returns the declaration of COVID-19-related financial distress, you cannot evict them. But, to serve a notice, you must meet certain requirements.

The Requirements:

For more on this, review all of the landlord resources here

How To Protect Your Revenue

The reality is, no one really knows how quickly we will get back to normal. To keep your rental business up and running during COVID-19, protecting your revenue is key. Because the challenges associated with rent collect amid COVID-19 can be very hard to navigate especially when you are working without a team, you may want to consider hiring a property management company to help you.

Whether you are looking to change property managers or simply want to hire one for the very first time, we can help. We manage all types of residential properties including homescondos, and multi-family properties such as duplex and triplexes, and even small apartment buildings. Let us manage your rental properties, so you can enjoy life! Call us today at (858) 576-2176 to get started!