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California Restrictions on Eviction and Foreclosure Remedies

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local and county governments in California have enacted rules implementing restrictions on evictions and foreclosures against businesses and individuals.

For example, in the City of Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered that “no landlord shall evict a residential tenant in the City of Los Angeles during this local emergency period if the tenant is able to show an inability to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.” (See Los Angeles Order.) Mayor Garcetti issued a similar moratorium on commercial evictions making this restriction applicable to both commercial and residential tenants.

Although Mayor Garcetti’s order applies to the city of Los Angeles, the State of California and various counties and cities located within the State, have enacted similar measures to protect and help commercial and residential renters. Below are links to various orders and ordinances:



Baldwin Park

Beverly Hills

Buena Park


Culver City


El Cerrito

El Monte



Long Beach

Los Angeles





Rancho Cucamonga


San Gabriel

Santa Ana

Santa Clarita

Santa Monica

Simi Valley

Thousand Oaks

West Hollywood

As the pandemic continues, various localities are enacting new orders and ordinances. If you have questions about your legal rights under a business or residential lease agreement and would like to speak to experienced lawyers, contact Park Lawless & Tremonti.

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