Mayor Garcetti ordered a moratorium on commercial evictions of tenants unable to pay rent — a move that follows a similar ban on evictions of residential tenants.
 
The Mayor’s order on commercial evictions will be in place until March 31 unless extended. Landlords cannot evict a commercial tenant who is able to show an inability to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including loss of business income due to:

  • a COVID-19 related workplace closure;
  • child care expenditures due to school closures;
  • health care expenses related to being ill with COVID-19 or caring for a member of the tenant’s household who is ill with COVID-19; 
  • reasonable expenditures that stem from government-ordered emergency measures.

Eligible tenants will have up to three months following the expiration of the local emergency period to repay any back due rent.
 

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