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  • Writer's pictureCrayton Clark

Eviction Moratoriums in Place Protect Commercial Tenants into 2021

Updated: Aug 11, 2021

Local governments in California have the ability to limit foreclosure actions against commercial tenants who are unable to pay their rent due to a COVID-19 related hardship under Executive Order N-80-20. This order now remains in effect until March 31, 2021.

California Executive Order N-80-20 allowed local governments to formulate their own moratoriums, and cities and counties enacted moratoria with varying language and requirements. With the executive order now extended until March 31, 2021, it is important to know if your local government enacted such moratoria, as well as understand it's intricacies; examples of the differing moratoria in Southern California can be found below (click the city/ county hyperlink to visit their webpage):

Anaheim | Anaheim's local Eviction Protection Program has concluded on September 30, 2020; however, renters may still be protected under California and federal regulations.

Costa Mesa | "The City’s Moratorium (Ordinance No. 2020-11), which bans evictions of both residential and commercial tenants, is tied to the term of the Governor’s orders; it is therefore extended for commercial tenants only until March 31, 2021."

Fullerton | Ordinance No. 3279, the City's eviction moratorium for commercial properties has been extended through March 31, 2021 in correlation with the State's moratorium.

Los Angeles | LA County's Temporary Eviction Moratorium is effective March 4, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

While these moratoria can be vexing for landlords and lenders, there remain actions which can be taken in compliance with applicable law.

This article provides only general information, and note legal advice. If you are seeking legal advice on how Executive Order N-80-20 applies to you, reach out to us at You can read California Executive Order N-80-20 in full here.

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