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Mar 30

Board of Supervisors passes countywide eviction moratorium

Posted on March 30, 2020 at 8:27 pm by Clay Curtin

On March 24, 2020, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted Emergency Regulation 2020-001, which placed a temporary countywide moratorium on evictions from residential units for:
  1. nonpayment of rent by tenants directly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; and
  2. certain no-fault causes unless the eviction is necessary for the health and safety of the tenant, other residents in the tenant's building, the landlord or the landlord's family. 
While the emergency regulation remains in effect, if a tenant does not make a rent payment when it is due, and the landlord wishes to move forward with an eviction for that failure to timely pay rent, the landlord must first send the tenant a copy of this "Notice Re: San Mateo County Emergency Regulation 2020-001" and follow the instructions described in the regulation.

Landlords and tenants who have questions can review the Frequently Asked Questions or contact the San Mateo County Department of Housing via email or by calling 650-363-7873.

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