L.A. Renters Can Sue Landlords if Evicted During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tenants in the City of Los Angeles are to be given the right to sue their landlords if they violate restrictions that the city has imposed on evicting renters during the coronavirus crisis, under a law passed by the Los Angeles City Council.

Plaintiff renters are able to recover up to $10,000 per violation and up to $15,000 per violation if the tenant is disabled or a senior. The effort was designed to give renters “a big stick,” Councilman Bob Blumenfield remarked.

Now, landlords are prohibited from evicting tenants who’ve been affected by the coronavirus, but the city council has decided to wait to enact a blanket ban on evictions sought by tenant activists.

Read more at Attorney at Law Magazine.