Governor Extends Commercial Eviction Moratoriums

Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions for commercial renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through June 30, 2021.  This was an expected extension due to the continuing pandemic.  The purpose of the extension is to put the date into alignment with the residential eviction laws. At this point none of the other provisions in the statute regarding residential evictions pertain to commercial. There is no statewide policy on this, as a local government must act and adopt a local ordinance for a moratorium to be in effect, and moratoriums vary by jurisdiction.  If in doubt, consult your attorneys and/or local government jurisdiction of the property in question.

The order also extends protections against price gouging for emergency supplies and medical supplies amid the ongoing emergency response to the pandemic.  The text of the Governor's executive order can be found here and a copy can be found here.


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