On October 9, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided new guidelines that granted landlord’s additional powers. The new guidelines allow landlords to challenge tenant declarations of eligibility.
This ability to challenge permits landlords to initiate eviction proceedings for non-payment of rent at any time. While Landlords may initiate eviction proceedings at any time. An actual eviction of a covered tenant cannot take place until the moratorium expires January 1st, 2021.
Overall, by allowing landlords to challenge declarations of eligibility, it shifts the burden of gathering paperwork and evidence to the tenants.
What is required to evict will depend on the specific facts of each case. DPA Attorneys at Law is standing by to assist you in navigating these new requirements. Please contact us if you would like assistance with initiating an unlawful detainer action or satisfying any of the procedural prerequisites.