On March 23, 2021, the Richmond City Council adopted Urgency Ordinance 02-21, establishing a temporary moratorium prohibiting landlords from evicting tenants in most circumstances during the Local Emergency and sixty (60) days afterward.
NEW NOTICING REQUIREMENTS:
Any notice of termination of tenant served on a tenant during the local emergency and sixty days afterward shall include the following statement in bold, underlined, 12-point font:
"An Emergency Eviction Moratorium is currently in effect, other than for failure to pay rent, an imminent health or safety threat or to remove the residential real property from the rental market, but only when authorized by Government Code section 7060 et seq., residential evictions are restricted during the local COVID-19 Emergency declared by the City of Richmond. Residential tenants who are being evicted for failure to pay rent may have additional protections under California law. You may contact the Richmond Rent Program at (510) 234-RENT (7368) for additional information and referrals or visit www.richmondrent.org."
The section above shall not apply in cases of eviction for nonpayment of rent that became due between March 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.