In September 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order to protect some tenants from being evicted for falling behind on their rent. The original order ran through December 2000, but it has been extended through July 31, 2021. But the protections are not automatic. You must take steps as a tenant to protect your rights.
What does the moratorium do?
Who does it protect?
Is there any fine print?
How do I use the moratorium’s protections?
If you have lost income since March 12, 2020 and your landlord sues to evict you over unpaid rent, you can ask the court to delay the eviction case for 60 days.
You can sign this cover sheet prepared by VPLC and give it to the judge with your written proof of lost income. It explains to the judge exactly what you are asking for and why they should give you the 60-day delay.
This option is available until September 28, 2021.
Is my rental unit covered?
My landlord is threatening to evict me.
Can my landlord charge late fees?