Important New COVID-19 Notice Due by February 28, 2021 (Per Senate Bill 91)

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New, Senate Bill 91 Forms Are Available from AAGLA

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Under recently passed California Senate Bill 91, rental housing providers may be required to send a notice to their tenants no later than February 28, 2021. Failure to do so may impact your ability to evict a tenant.

The California Legislature approved Senate Bill 91, which was signed by Governor Newsom on January 29, 2021. With its passage, up to $2.6 billion in Federal COVID relief funding will be used to pay landlords of certain qualifying low-income renters up to 80% of rent owed due COVID-19 financial hardships. However, California renters facing COVID-19 financial hardships will now be protected from eviction until June 30th.

To read a summary of Senate Bill 91 and to view the answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please click on the button below:


Also, under Senate Bill 91, rental housing providers must, on or before February 28, 2021, provide, in at least 12-point font, another new notice to tenants who, as of February 1, 2021, have not paid in full one or more rental payments since March 1, 2020. All required Senate Bill 91 forms will be located in the AAGLA Rental Forms library under section “K. New S.B. 91 and A.B. 3088 Compliance“.

If your tenant owes one or more months of rent due to COVID-19 financial impacts (e.g., any rent due from March 1, 2020 through and including January 31, 2021), you must serve an informational notice from the State of California advising tenants of their right to rental assistance. This new required notice is contained in the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles’ Forms Library (see Form K.1).

If a tenant owes any rental debt due to COVID-19 financial impacts through February 2021 and you have not already proceeded with an eviction, you are required to serve the notice on, or at the same time as serving the new 15-day notice to pay rent or quit or any other notice related to rents owed (see Forms K.3 and K.4). You should also provide any 15-day notice with a Declaration of COVID-19 Financial Distress (see Form K.2).

If you have already started an eviction and a judgment has not been entered, you will be required to prove that you provided the notice prior to the court issuing the judgment.

To view and download these forms, please make sure you are logged into your Member Portal and click on the button below to access these specific Senate Bill 91 Rental Forms: