On March 25, 2020, the Long Beach City Council enacted a new emergency ordinance that temporarily halts evictions for residential and commercial tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of a comprehensive rental relief package unanimously approved by the City Council. Learn more by reading the City's latest press release and the emergency ordinance.
On February 18, 2020, the Long Beach City Council enacted Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) Chapter 8.99 as an emergency ordinance, which took effect immediately on February 18, 2020. This Ordinance codifies the provisions of AB 1482 into the City Code and strengthens the State Tenant Protection Act by requiring landlords to include a copy of all issued building rehabilitation permits and include detailed information regarding the scope of the improvements before they can issue a notice to terminate a tenancy for a no-fault just cause of demolition or substantial rehabilitation.
Furthermore, LBMC 8.99 voids all pending notices of termination served between January 1, 2020 and February 18, 2020 that were served for no-fault just cause of substantial rehabilitation or demolition of the unit. All voided notices are of no force or effect and must be re-issued under the new requirements of LBMC Chapter 8.99.