Dear Members:

Happy Easter and Happy Passover to those of you who observe these traditions. In this latest message to our members we are providing updates and new resources as we all try to navigate the new COVID-19 world we are in. Because new data, research and public health information are emerging at such a record pace, this world will feel like “new” for quite some time. 
It is critical to remember that while real estate agents are considered “essential services”, you must follow local rules in those cities and counties where the rules are stricter than C.A.R.’s guidelines. More on this below. With that in mind, we advise you to prioritize your own health and safety along with that of your clients, colleagues, neighbors and loved ones.
you must follow local rules in those cities and counties where the rules are stricter than C.A.R.’s guidelines.
Next GAOR Town Hall: Wednesday, April 15 at 8:30 a.m. 
Mark your calendars for our upcoming Town Hall on Wednesday, April 15 which will be led by GAOR President Steven Small and President-Elect Rick Bonyadi. As always, come prepared with any questions or concerns you may have. We will send the link information in a separate email message. 
Local Ordinances 
C.A.R. is maintaining this helpful list of ordinances  for all California counties and many major cities, including Los Angeles and Glendale. This information changes frequently and the list may fall behind by a few days however we encourage you to follow it and check with your local cities  before  attempting to show property. The City of Los Angeles has banned open houses and all in-person showings – this includes Eagle Rock, Atwater Village and Glassell Park. The City of Glendale is following guidance from County public health officials and has banned open houses but is permitting individual showings. 
The Glendale City Council this week voted to further expand its eviction moratorium. Among other things, tenants will have up to twelve months after expiration of the emergency order to repay any deferred rent.  Please review the new order  for specific details as they relate to your Glendale-based rental property. 
New C.A.R. Forms 
Check out  C.A.R.’s COVID-19 website  for updates on new forms that you are strongly encouraged to use in your business. In particular, 
  • Form RLA-CAA (Listing Agreement Coronavirus Addendum or Amendment) is for sellers and listing agents to sign, and
  • Form PEAD (Property Viewing Advisory and Declaration) is to be given to and signed by the seller, buyer, agents and anyone else who will be entering a property. 

These forms are available here  and are also on zipForm. 
For owners of rental properties, C.A.R. urges use of Form NTAP (Notice to Tenant of Ability to Pay Rent During Coronavirus Pandemic) and Form RPD (Coronavirus Rent Payment Delay and Repayment).  More information about these forms is here  and they will be on zipForm by the end of this week. 
Financial Resources for REALTORS® 
New information and guidelines are coming forward rapidly from C.A.R. and from the federal government regarding relief programs created by the CARES Act. Please check back frequently at C.A.R.’s dedicated website  for the latest. In particular, refer to these resources where they are relevant to you or your clients: 
  • Property taxes due on April 10, however you may be eligible for relief of late payment penalties. Find out more here. 
  • Extended IRS deadline relief. The IRS published Notice 2020-66 which extends filing deadlines for all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts, estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers. Consult with a qualified tax professional to determine how and whether you, your taxable business entities, and/or certain financial arrangements such as 1031 exchanges may qualify. 
  • More financial relief. Check frequently with C.A.R.’s website about when CARES Act assistance is available and ready to accept applications. Confirm with C.A.R.’s published guidelines before you apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance​ (PUA) or U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans. 
Thank you for your attention! We wish you continued health and well-being to you and your families and we are looking forward to seeing you at our next town hall. 
Steven Small
David Kissinger
Chief Executive Officer

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