SB 5197 - Eviction Processes

Posted By: Ryan Makinster Bills,

Addressing landlord-tenant relations by providing technical changes to eviction notice forms and modifying certain eviction processes.

Bill Information

Sponsors: KudererSaldañaFrameNguyenNoblesWellmanWilson, C.

Status: Law

What the amended bill does:

  • Allows remote participation by any party in forcible and unlawful detainer actions.

  • Allows judges to consider the validity or 14-day pay or vacate notices served as the basis for prohibition on eligibility for tenants to seek good cause judicial discretion.

  • Extends permanently the exception to the prohibition on eligibility for good cause judicial discretion for tenants using the tenancy preservation program.

  • Extends the period of time that landlords must suspend court action to allow for payment of emergency rental assistance funds from seven to 14 days.

  • Removes language in the uniform 14-day pay or vacate notice requiring landlords to provide 14-day pay or vacate notices to dispute resolution centers upon expiration of the eviction resolution pilot program.

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Although there are some positive changes included in the bill as drafted, the cons far outweigh the pros.