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Emergency Order

EVICTION MORATORIUM and RENT FREEZE

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On March 24, 2020, the Glendale City Council issued an Emergency Order which implemented a number of measures designed to protect the Glendale public and contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Among them are temporary moratoriums on evictions on residential and commercial tenancies for non-payment of rent for tenants who are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic and a temporary moratorium on rent increases for residential tenancies. March 27, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-37-20, which also impacts evictions of residential tenancies. On April 6, 2020, the California Judicial Council issued Emergency Order No. 1, which impacts the filing of unlawful detainer complaints.  We encourage you to review both orders in their entirety.

Prohibition Against Evictions:  (Residential and Commercial Tenancies)

  • Landlords cannot file an unlawful detainer action against either residential or commercial tenants who are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Please note that the California Judicial Council has expanded that restriction to state that no summons will be issued for an unlawful detainer, unless it is necessary to protect public health and safety.
  • This prohibition does not apply to evictions established prior to the effective date.
  • A landlord may not charge or collect late charges, fees, or interest on unpaid rent, or engage in any harassing behavior in an attempt to collect deferred rent, when payment of rent is delayed during the period of this emergency.
  • Residential Eviction Moratorium:
    • In effect until June 30, 2020 but may be further extended if necessary.
    • A written notice of a tenant’s inability to pay rent must be provided to the landlord in writing before the rent is due or within a reasonable period of time thereafter, not to exceed 7 days. The documentation to support deferring rent may be provided to the landlord no later than the time upon payment of back-due rent.
    • Tenants will have up to twelve months following the expiration of the moratorium on June 30, 2020 to repay any back due rent that was deferred because of the COVID-19 circumstances. 
    • Tenants are required to pay at least 25% of back due rent at the end of each three (3) month period of the twelve month repayment period, unless the landlord and tenant agree to different repayment terms. If the tenant moves out during the repayment period, the entire payment will become due immediately.
  • Commercial Eviction Moratorium:
    • In effect until June 30, 2020 but may be further extended if necessary.
    • A written notice of a tenant’s inability to pay rent must be provided to the landlord in writing 14 days prior to when the rent is due.
    • Tenants must provide documentation to demonstrate the reason for their inability to pay rent and its relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Tenants will have up to six months commencing upon the expiration of the moratorium on June 30, 2020 to repay any back due rent that was deferred because of the COVID-19 circumstances.
    • The amended moratorium that allows six months to repay back due rent does not apply to any commercial tenant that:
      • Had 100 employees or more pre-COVID (prior to March 16, 2020) that work in Glendale's jurisdiction.
      • Are publicly traded companies.
      • Has eleven or more locations worldwide
    • If a commercial property is unqualified from the amended order as described above, the company would have three months to repay any back due rent starting from the expiration of the Order (June 30, 2020). An additional rent repayment measure was passed that requires ineligible tenants to pay at least 1/3 of back due rent at the end of each month of the three-month repayment period, unless the landlord and tenant agree to different repayment terms. At the end of the three-month period, the tenant is required to pay the rest of the back due rent.

Rent Increase Prohibition/Rent Freeze: (Residential Tenancies Only)

  • Rents are frozen effective March 24, 2020 regardless of when a rent increase notice was previously served.
  • Landlords may not issue new rent increases until the expiration of the emergency order, even if the increase is effective after the expiration of the order.  
  • Any rent increase issued between March 25, 2020 and the expiration of the emergency order will need to be reissued once the order has expired.
  • The rent freeze applies to all residential rentals in the City of Glendale, except apartments built after February 1, 1995, individual condominium units, and single family dwelling. It also applies to accessory dwelling units and hotel rooms being rented as extended stays.

The rent freeze prohibition is in effect until June 30, 2020 but may be further extended if necessary.

For questions about the rent freeze and eviction moratorium, please call (818) 548-3926 or email at Rent@glendaleca.gov

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The following letter was sent to all Landlords and Tenants in Glendale, click here to view: 

 

 

 

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Latest Updates to Glendale Orders 
(Resolutions from May 12, 2020)

Includes face coverings, commercial/residential evictions, rent increases, extension of state of emergency, closure of certain facilities

View Order in: հայերեն    español     한국어     tagalog

Glendale's Eviction Moratorium. View the Order in:

English   հայերեն    español     한국어     tagalog

Expansion of Glendale's Eviction Moratorium for Residential Tenancies. View the Order in:

English     հայերեն    español     한국어    tagalog

Glendale's Rent Increase Freeze. View the Order in:

English     հայերեն    español     한국어     tagalog

 

 

Covid 19

 

Information also available in the following languages:

Tagalog:

COVID 19 Landlord Tenant Info

BEST PRACTICES FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS

RentFreezeFAQ

Eviction Moratorium FAQ

한국어 : 

COVID 19 Landlord Tenant Info

BEST PRACTICES FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS

Rent Freeze FAQ

Eviction Moratorium FAQ

 

 

 

On February 12, 2019, the Glendale City Council adopted Ordinance #5922 which expands the existing Just Cause Eviction ordinance by adding two new components. This new program is called the Rental Rights Program which consists of Right to Lease, Just Cause Eviction and Relocation. 

 

Click here to go to page with Right to Lease info. Landlords must offer tenants a minimum 1 year written lease at the time of a rent increase.Click here to go to page for Just Cause Eviction information. Just Cause Addresses the 12 legal reasons for eviction and other  issues relating to the termination of a tenancy. Click here to go to page for Relocation Assistance information. Tenants are eligible for relocation assistance when they vacate a unit in response to a rent increase of more than 7% in a 12 month period.

                                Right to Lease                                            Just Cause Eviction                                                         Relocation                                      


The following is a presentation briefly highlighting the Rental Rights Program.

 

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Click here to watch Video on Rental Rights in Armenian.  Click here to watch Video on Rental Rights in Spanish.

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