The Governor’s Moratorium on Evictions

| Oct 22, 2020 | Landlord Tenant |

Have your tenants stopped paying rent? Some tenants may be facing a financial hardship due to COVID-19, and some tenants may be taking advantage of the situation. For some landlords, rental income is necessary to pay mortgages, and in worse cases rent is the landlords only source of income. Under normal circumstance a landlord would be able to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent. Due to the Governor’s current moratorium, landlords are prohibited from evicting tenants for non-payment of rent and prohibited from enforcing or threatening to enforce a judgment for past due rent.

As a result, in an attempt, to generate income during this crisis, many landlords are being forced to sell their rental property. Other landlords are forced to occupy the rental property and sell their residence. The Governor’s moratorium carves out exceptions to the eviction prohibition for sale of the rental property, and for the landlords’ occupancy of the rental property. Gig harbor Law has experience in utilizing these moratorium exceptions for the benefit of our landlord clients.

Gig Harbor Law will keep you in compliance with the Governors Moratorium every step of the way. We can assist from the very beginning, with proper service of the 60-Day notice and affidavit of intent, right to the very end of the eviction process. If you are a landlord in need of help, call or email today.