Monrovia City Council Ends Residential Eviction Moratorium as of December 31, 2022
On November 1st, the Monrovia City Council adopted an ordinance to end the City’s local residential eviction moratorium. The ordinance goes into effect in 30 days, on December 1, 2022.
In 2020, the City adopted a residential eviction moratorium. The expiration of the eviction moratorium was tied to the expiration of the City’s local emergency. The City Council’s recent action was taken to align the end of the City’s moratorium with the end of the Los Angeles Countywide eviction moratorium which is also ending on December 31, 2022.
Generally, the Monrovia residential eviction moratorium prohibits:
Evictions for Non-Payment of Rent
If the renter provides notice to the housing provider within seven (7) days after the rent is due that they are unable to pay full rent, late charges or other fees due to financial impacts related to COVID-19 and the renter provides supporting documentation within thirty (30) days after the rent is due.
Unless “immediately necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors or the landlord other than based on illness of the tenant or any other occupant of the residential rental unit, which shall be confirmed by the City’s Building Official prior to any such eviction.”
The moratorium also provides a rent repayment period for unpaid deferred rent owed of within six (6) months from the expiration of the City’s local emergency. Based on the City Council recent actions, renters will have six (6) months from the ordinance’s effective date, December 31, 2022 to repay unpaid rent.
We encourage members with properties in the City of Monrovia to review the full details of the City’s eviction moratorium and related ordinance ending the moratorium, potential implications of the State and Los Angeles Countywide eviction moratoriums and consult with an attorney regarding specific property or tenancy questions.
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This article is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions regarding your property or specific tenancies and the requirements of any local law changes described herein, please consult with an attorney.