As you may be aware, in California, SB 3088 now known as the COVID Tenant Relief Act (“CTRA”) governs what may and may not be done with respect to Residential Tenants statewide. On January 29, 2021, the protection provided by CTRA was extended further pursuant to SB 91. Neither SB 3088 or SB 91 govern or impact Commercial Tenancies.
In California, the protection of Commercial Tenants was left up to local jurisdictions (cities and counties) to provide. The County of Los Angeles has continued to provide extensive protection of Commercial Tenants and has now expanded and extended its protection with its February 23, 2021 Resolution.
While the entire ordinance is attached and is highlighted for your convenience, the following are key points regarding Commercial Tenants:
- The Moratorium Period commenced March 4, 2020 and has now been extended through June 30, 2021. Page 7, Section III, D.
- The only Commercial Tenants exempt from the protection offered are those that are (a) multi-national, publicly-traded or have more than 100 employees; or (b) are located at airports. Page 7, Section III, H. 3. a & b.
- IMPORTANT: The County Ordinances covers way more than most counties cover. Please read carefully. The county ordinance covers: