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Your rights as a renter during the COVID-19 crisis

Your rights as a renter during the COVID-19 crisis

Page last updated: 03/30/2020

The coronavirus outbreak has caused a lot of uncertainty for many of us.

If you’re a renter, you might be feeling particularly vulnerable – what happens if you can’t pay your rent due to a sudden loss of income?

Some states across the country have begun enacting eviction moratoriums. New York has implemented a 90 day eviction moratorium for commercial and residential tenants, and for 60 days California will not initiate foreclosure sales or evictions. To see if an eviction moratorium has been passed in your state, please refer to your state’s government run website (e.g. ny.gov, ca.gov, etc.).

If you’re a tenant having difficulty with rent payments, have a chat with your landlord as soon as possible to explain the situation, and again, be sure to visit your state’s government run website to see if an eviction moratorium may apply to you.

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