As you may remember from our previous blog regarding the Tenant Relief Act of 2020, if a tenant has missed a rent payment between March 2020 and August 2020, a landlord is required to serve a notice on the tenant. The notice requires them to pay within 15 days or submit a declaration stating they cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19.
The notice must be submitted to all tenants who failed to pay rent during the prescribed period, regardless of the landlord’s intent to move forward with a collection. Only tenants who submit the declaration will be afforded the protections under the Tenant Relief Act of 2020.
At the time the original blog was posted, the California Association of Realtors had not released a form addressing the new legislation and the notice requirement.
CAR has now released the new “Notice of Intent of COVID-19 Relief Act of 2020” (“NTRA”). This form provides all the necessary information that is required to be disclosed to tenants.
Keep in mind, the form needs to be served on or before September 30, 2020. If you are a Realtor with clients who have tenants that have not paid their rent between March 2020 and August 2020, you should inform them of the quickly approaching deadline.