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LIVE ZOOM: Small Claims Court for COVID Back Rent

  • Community Education/Outreach
  • Webinar
  • Housing

Under California law, some back rent owed during the statewide eviction moratorium may now be collected in small claims court, which generally provides a faster and simpler legal process. Landlords and tenants affected by COVID-19 should attend this class to learn more about which monthly rental payments are affected, when such claims can be filed, how small claims court compares to normal civil superior court, and what to expect when going through the small claims process.

Class covers:

Which partial or unpaid monthly rent payments due during COVID-19 may be collected in small claims court
The first date on which such claims can be filed
How small claims court compares to civil (limited or unlimited) superior court, and possible advantages and disadvantages for tenants and landlords
How the smalls claims process works
How collection of COVID-19 back rent may be affected by availability of California COVID-19 Rent Relief program funds for back rent

Presented by:

Kelsey Atkinson, Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (