Eviction moratorium or small businesses extended in Santa Clara County
Post Date:06/25/2020 2:00 PM
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Santa Clara County has extended a moratorium on small-business evictions through July 28, 2020. Under the law, landlords cannot evict tenants for nonpayment of rent, if the tenant can prove they were financially harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The moratorium applies to both residential and commercial tenants.
Tenants still must pay back all the rent that is owed but may take up to six months to pay at least 50% after the end of the moratorium (January 28, 2021). The outstanding balance must be paid within an additional six months (July 28, 2021). Landlords must inform tenants of these payment terms. More than 27,000 commercial tenants located in the city of San Jose are covered by the terms of the County moratorium.