Burbank Eviction Ordinance Extended until May 31
Burbank, CA (May 6, 2020) -The Burbank City Council has extended its Urgency Ordinance initially approved on March 17, 2020, prohibiting the evictions of residential and commercial tenants for non-payment of rent caused by the Coronavirus. The Ordinance is retroactive to May 1, 2020, and allows both residential and specified commercial tenants to defer rent until November 30, 2020.
On April 21, the City Council had voted to not extend the moratorium but adopted another urgency ordinance changing the repayment of back rent due, including late fees and/or penalties and interest, if any, to November 30, 2020. Last night’s decision reverses the sunset of the moratorium. The Rent Repayment Ordinance terms adopted on April 21, 2020 did not change.
Additionally, the City Council added restrictions to the applicability of the Ordinance to exclude commercial property leased by a tenant that is a multi-national company, a publicly traded company, or a company that is not eligible for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. These types of companies were able to invoke the moratorium in April but will be excluded in the new Ordinance currently in affect for May.
The County of Los Angeles also has an Eviction Moratorium that applies to cities, who do not have their own eviction moratorium. With the extension of Burbank’s Eviction Moratorium Ordinance, the LA County Moratorium Order does not apply in Burbank.
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