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CARES Act: Restricts Owners Right to Evict Tenants

CARES Act Protections Against Eviction: During the 120-day period beginning on the Act’s enactment date, the lessor of a “covered dwelling” may not file a court action for eviction or charge additional fees for nonpayment of rent. See CARES Act § 4024(b). After that 120-day period, the lessor cannot require the tenant to vacate until it gives the tenant a thirty-day notice to quit. See§ 4024(c). A covered dwelling is one where the building is secured by a federally backed mortgage loan or participates in certain federal housing programs. See§ 4024(a).


For more information, visit: https://library.nclc.org/major-consumer-protections-announced-response-covid-19

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