Gov. Newson signs new eviction protections lasting through January.
This minimum of 25% of the rent can be paid each month, or it can be paid in delayed payments as long as all of it is paid by January 31, 2021. Gov. Newson signed the legislation Aug.31st.
Tenants are still responsible for paying unpaid amounts to landlords, but other than the 25% of the rent due beginning in September, any rent unpaid between March 1, 2020, and January 31, 2021, because of a COVID-19 related inability to pay cannot be the basis for an eviction.
Landlords will be able to recover this debt in court, however, beginning March 1,2021, and small claims court jurisdiction will be temporarily expanded to allow landlords to recover these amounts.