Important Message for Property Managers and Investment Property Owners: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ordered a temporary halt on evictions for non-payment of rent and other fees in order to prevent the further spread of COVID.

This order is effective Sept. 4, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020. Repayment is due Jan. 1, 2021. This is not rent forgiveness. This CDC order is separate from the moratorium provided under the CARES Act, which is still in effect for those properties under forbearance.

The CDC guidance contains a sample declaration form for tenants.

Declaration criteria includes:

  • All adults in the household have attempted to obtain any available government assistance for rent.
  • The household meets income limits of $99,000 per individual or $198,000 per couple.
  • The household is unable to pay full rent due to a loss in household income or extraordinary medical expenses.
  • Timely partial payments have been attempted.
  • Eviction would likely make the household homeless or force them into an unsafe shared living arrangement.

N.C. landlords are subject to the CDC order, but at this time N.C. courts do not plan to restrict actions other than as required by the CDC order. Learn more

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