The County’s rental eviction moratorium has been extended through August 31, 2020. Residential and small business tenants have up to six months after the moratorium expires or terminates to repay at least 50% of the past-due rent, and up to 12 months after the moratorium expires or terminates to repay past-due rent in full. Non-profit entities that satisfy all requirements are included under the moratorium ordinance.
Landlords may not charge a late fee so long as the rent is repaid according to the new time period. The moratorium ordinance now requires landlords to inform tenants of their repayment rights prior to initiating any repayment plan. The ordinance covers different types of residential tenancies, including but not limited to, tenants who rent apartments, single family homes, mobile homes, and tenants who rent rooms in private homes.
The County Board of Supervisors extended the moratorium by adopting Ordinances NS-9.288 and NS-9.289 on May 26 and June 2 respectively. The moratorium applies to all cities countywide and is in effect until July 28, 2020 unless the County Board of Supervisors extends or repeals it. Resources and more information are available from the County Office of Supportive Housing and the City of Campbell.
While the ordinance neither relieves a tenant of the obligation to pay rent nor restricts a landlord’s ability to recover rent due, the measure does, however, prevent evictions from occurring in the midst of this crisis. Updated information will be provided when it becomes available. Key aspects of the ordinance include:
- Prohibits eviction for failure to pay rent for renters financially affected by the COVID-19 crisis
- Applies to both residential, small business renters and non-profit entities that satisfy requirements
- Applies to renters who can document “substantial loss” as a result of the COVID-19 crisis
- Landlords cannot charge or collect late fees so long as the rent is repaid according to this timeline