Landlord v. Tenant: April 2021

EVICTION

Court Must Delay Eviction Under COVID Emergency Law

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. The trial court ruled for landlord, issued an eviction warrant, but delayed execution on the warrant until Jan. 1, 2021, based on the 2020 Tenant Safe Harbor Act. Tenant later sought further delay based on the Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020, enacted on Dec. 28. The new law required delay of already issued eviction warrants until the court held a status conference. Tenant filed a hardship declaration, and the court held a conference.

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