New Laws Apply to Eviction Cases

State laws on eviction cases were amended during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide protections for residential tenants. The law provided protections for tenants who were given an eviction notice because they were unable to pay their rent or other charges between March 1, 2020 through March 31, 2022, due to COVID-19-related financial distress.

The state offered a rental assistance program to pay landlords the rent due during that period for tenants who qualified for the assistance.

More information about rental assistance:

As of July 1, 2022: 

Landlords are no longer required to provide verifications regarding rental assistance in order for the court to issue a summons in an unlawful detainer case. Verifications are still required to obtain a judgment or a default judgment. Landlords must use form UD-101, Plaintiff's Mandatory Cover Sheet and Supplemental Allegations—Unlawful Detainer to make these verifications when filing a complaint, and form UD-120, Verification by Landlord Regarding Rental Assistance—Unlawful Detainer, if they are requesting a default judgment in their case.

More information about current eviction laws: