April 23, 2020
In response to COVID-19 pandemic both State and Local Governments have been implementing moratoriums concerning evictions. Unfortunately, while similarity exists, there is no uniformity concerning the varying rules and procedures owners of residential properties must follow. On April 21, 2020, several Bay Area Counties and Cities had proposed landlord / tenant ordinances and amendments including sweeping amendments to Oakland’s Tenant Protection Ordinance (“TPO”), a freeze on rent increases in San Francisco for those units covered by the San Francisco Rent Ordinance,
county-wide moratorium on evictions in Contra Costa County, and an attempt to enact a moratorium on all rent and mortgage payments during the emergency proclamation in Richmond.
Charles A. Alfonzo