COVID-19 Processing Eviction Matters

  • UPDATED - Information for Tenants Who Qualify for Eviction Delay: Under a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order, beginning on 09/04/20 and extended through 03/31/21, landlords are prohibited from taking any action to evict a residential tenant for nonpayment of rent if the tenant qualifies to provide a "Declaration" similar to the sample form provided below. Plaintiffs in eviction actions who claim nonpayment of any rent, penalty, or interest must serve the one-page notice entitled "Information on Temporary Halt in Residential Eviction for Nonpayment of Rent" with the summons and complaint and the REIS until the CDC order expires on 03/31/21. The tenant should carefully review the document before signing it and providing it to the landlord to verify the tenant's qualifications for an eviction delay. For more information on qualifying for this relief, go to the CDC Order Q&A. Tenants should be guided by "Tenant Checklist – CDC Order of 09/04/20".

  • CARES Act Prohibition: Although the federal government’s CARES Act is no longer in effect, landlords must continue to use the "Attestation of Plaintiff" form at the time of filing an eviction and any other pleading seeking rent, penalties or interest. The CARES Act prohibits landlords from charging penalties or late fees for unpaid rent during the 03/27/20 to 07/24/20, time period that the Act was in effect.
  Form Title Form No.
NEW - Pandemic Minute Entry  AOC EAGN25F   
REVISED - Declaration to Landlord for a Temporary Halt in Residential Eviction (usable 09/04/20 through 03/31/21)
REVISED - Declaration to Landlord for a Temporary Halt in Residential Eviction (usable 09/04/20 through 03/31/21) - BILINGUAL VERSION AOC EAGN23FS   
REVISED - Plaintiff Checklist For a Residential Eviction Action Filed in Justice Court AOC EAGN5K  
Eviction Complaint by Tenant (Unlawful Ouster) AOC LJEA10F  
Summons (submit with Eviction Complaint by Tenant)  AOC LJEA1F  
REVISED - Tenant Checklist – CDC Order of 09/04/20 AOC LJEA11F   
Attestation of Plaintiff - CARES Act Compliance by Plaintiff (sample satisfies AO 2020-119 requirements for landlords)
Consent Order for Conditional Dismissal

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