BEVERLY HILLS—After declaring a local emergency due to COVID-19 on March 16, the city of Beverly Hills adopted an ordinance imposing a temporary moratorium on evictions for failure to pay full rent due to substantial financial impacts related to COVID-19. During the period of local emergency, landlords in Beverly Hills who are notified that a residential tenant cannot pay rent due to substantial financial impacts are not permitted to evict a tenant for non-payment.
To qualify for this assistance, tenants must notify their landlord in writing within 7 days after the date the rent is due that they are unable to pay rent. Within 30 days after the date rent is due, the tenant must provide written documentation to the landlord using this form.
Residential tenants will use this form to notify landlords of the amount of rent that they can pay due to substantial financial impacts related to COVID-19. Residential tenants will not be required to submit a new form for subsequent months unless the amount of rent that the tenant can pay changes. All outstanding rent must be paid within one year after the expiration of the emergency.
For anyone who needs relief from rent payments:
- Submit this completed form and provide documentation to support your claim within 30 days after the date the rent is due to your landlord or landlord’s representative. Paperwork can be sent via regular mail.
- Email or text is another method of written communication that can be used previously or if you and your landlord or landlord’s representative have agreed to use email or text to correspond.
- An electronic version of the form can be found at beverlyhills.org/bhrent.
- Tenant may contact the City’s Rent Stabilization Division located at 455 N. Rexford Drive, Room 200. The Rent Stabilization Division can be reached at (310) 285-1031, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may use email or regular mail (only if email is not feasible and you provide notice to the City’s Rent Stabilization Division by telephone).
Supporting documentation can include a written communication (including a text or email) from a household member’s employer, proof that an employer is a closed non-essential business, recent pay stubs, or medical bills related to COVID-19.
Photocopies, photos, or scans of documents can also be sent as documentation.