Coronavirus has changed the economy and rental market in the last month because tenants that were once able to pay their rents on time are now unable to pay rent since they have little to no income coming in.
Thankfully, the City of San Diego passed a moratorium on evictions which means that any tenant who is facing eviction because they cannot pay their rent will be protected from eviction
The Eviction Moratorium Will Last Until May 31st, 2020
Tenants who are unable to pay their rent must notify their landlords immediately, and provide proof of their financial hardship as well via email or text since the city considers those to be valid forms of written notice.
Besides notifying their landlords that they are unable to pay rent, San Diego area tenants must also provide their landlords with financial documentation which shows they are unable to pay rent due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
The financial documentation that a tenant should provide their landlord with may include bank statements that show a loss of income or documentation which shows that they’ve had to pay significant out of pocket expenses related to coronavirus.
Any tenant who doesn’t notify their landlord that they are unable to pay rent within one week of its due date, the landlord may move forward with enforcement actions or eviction proceedings that are in accordance with state and local laws.
How Long Do Tenants Have To Pay Back The Rent?
Any tenant who is protected by the City of San Diego’s eviction moratorium will still have to pay back the back rent that they owe within 6 months, or longer if the deadline is extended by the Governor.
If a tenant moves out before paying the back rent that they owe, they will legally be required to pay what they owe when they move out unless their lease states otherwise.
Contact GoldenWest Management
At GoldenWest Management we understand the challenges of these times and are here to help!
For more information about what’s happening with the local rental market, or to speak with us about our property management services, contact us today by calling (866) 545-5303 or click here to connect with us online.