When Can Mediation Be Useful for Landlords and Tenants?
Benefits of Mediation for Landlord and Tenants:
The federal moratorium on evictions established by the CARES Act ended on July 25, 2020. The CDC, under 42 CFR 70.2 in an attempt to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, issued an Order effective September 4, 2020 that provides another eviction moratorium until December 31, 2020. Under the Order, a tenant is required to submit a declaration to their Landlord. Copies of the CDC Moratorium and the Declaration Form can be found at the links below. The Order does not halt all evictions- only those specifically covered under the Order. The Order also does not affect a tenant’s contractual obligations to pay rent at the expiration of the Order on December 31, 2020.
CDC Eviction Moratorium (including CDC Declaration Form for tenants give to landlords): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-eviction-declaration.html
People’s Legal Aid (statewide legal nonprofit representing tenants) CDC Declaration Form: https://www.plautah.org/cdc-form
2020 Renter Toolkit available in English & Spanish.
Published by the Utah Housing Coalition, this is a useful resource for both landlords and tenants. It provides information on how to be a successful tenant, as well as an explanation of renters’ rights under the law.
MMC will work with landlords and tenants to modify current leases. MMC does not provide any legal advice or legal services.