The situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) is continually evolving. SCRHA is following the guidance issued by Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health. While our office is closed, we continue to serve our members. Please follow us on Twitter for real-time updates that impact our members.
Information Below Updated on May 26, 2020, at 7:30 a.m.
WHITE PAPER - GUIDANCE FOR DEALING WITH COVID-19
We have just added "Guidance for Dealing with COVID-19" to our library of White Papers. We have compiled a variety of resources and put them in one document that will be updated regularly as information, guidance, and resources continue to evolve. Click here or fill out the form on this page to download a FREE copy of our complete White paper.
EVICTION MORATORIUM INFORMATION
COMMUNICATING WITH RESIDENTS REGARDING RENT PAYMENT SITUATION
Because of the differences in the Moratorium Regulations linked to this page, the SCRHA has not been able to create a sample letter for you to use when communicating to residents about rent payments. Instead, we encourage you to reach out to residents proactively and assess their situation. Here is some sample language that might help, particularly in conjunction with Form 298 mentioned on this page too:
Sample Language: If you have experienced a job layoff or business slowdown that has impacted your family’s income due to COVID-19 pandemic and cannot pay your rent in accordance with the terms of your Rental Agreement, please notify the rental office of your circumstances prior to your due date, but no later the seven days after it. We cannot forgive any rent due, but we will work in good faith with you. We encourage you to pay what you are able and we will ask you to sign a Payment Agreement outlining how you will pay the balance of the rent. You will need to provide proof that your circumstance relates to the COVID-19 pandemic to the rental office at some point, so we suggest that you gather that information as well (pay stubs, bank statements, notices of layoff or furlough, etc.).
SCRHA is making you aware that we have received reports of potentially deceptive advertising related to the use of the pest control product NISUS DSV as a Coronavirus disinfectant. This product is only licensed for 1) household pests (such as rodents or insects), 2) wood-destroying pests and organisms, and 3) pests which invade households and other structures (please see Business and Professions Code section 8505). Claims related to use of this product for purposes other than those mentioned above may invalidate the warranty on any work done and may have other repercussions. We encourage anyone that is the victim of a scam or has information about products that are falsely advertised, to file at complaint at oag.ca.gov.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA RESOURCES
LOCAL RESOURCES - SAN DIEGO COUNTY
NAA CORONAVIRUS MICRO-WEBINARS
With social distancing measures in full effect and many people working from home, this is a great opportunity to refresh your knowledge on issues that owners and/or property managers frequently encounter. As a member of SCRHA and NAA, you can access online classes through Visto or check our Education Calendar for upcoming webinars.
SCRHA continues to send email updates on COVID-19 to our members to keep you updated on local regulations, best practices, and resources during this trying time. If you are a current member and do not receive our emails, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up for our newsletter using the form below. Past emails can be found by clicking on the following links.
The information provided herein is general in nature and is not intended to be legal advice. It is designed to assist our members in understanding this issue area, but it is not intended to address specific circumstances or business situations. For specific legal advice, consult your attorney.