Catching landlords and eviction courts by surprise this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) temporarily stopped residential evictions across the country. The move aims to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Below are some things landlords should know about the CDC’s order:
To invoke the protections of the order, tenants must provide an executed copy of a declaration that meets certain requirements. Each adult on the lease must complete a declaration that states under penalty of perjury that:
Legal challenges to the order and the CDC’s authority to issue it are anticipated. Phelps will monitor this issue as it evolves and provide updates. Please contact Amanda Messa or any other member of Phelps’ Real Estate team if you have questions or need compliance advice and guidance. For more information related to COVID-19, please also see Phelps’ COVID-19: Client Resource Portal.