SB 5197 Addressing Landlord-Tenant Relations by Providing Technical Changes to Eviction

Posted By: Daniel Bannon 2023 Legislative Session,

SB 5197

Addressing landlord-tenant relations by providing technical changes to eviction notice forms and modifying certain eviction processes.

Bill Summary

  • Allows remote participation by any party in forcible and unlawful detainer actions.
  • Prohibits default judgments from being entered against a tenant prior to the scheduled hearing date and time shown on the order to show cause.
  • Extends the period of time that landlords must suspend court action to allow for payment of emergency rental assistance funds from seven to 14 days.
  • Removes the prohibition on eligibility for a tenant to seek a stay of a writ of restitution upon good cause if a tenant is issued three or more 14-day notices within the previous 12-month period.
  • Clarifies the procedures by which a court may issue an ex parte stay of the writ of restitution and set a hearing on the motion.
  • Removes language in the uniform 14-day pay or vacate notice requiring landlords to provide 14-day pay or vacate notices to dispute resolution centers upon expiration of the eviction resolution pilot program.

Bill History


Sponsors

Kuderer, Saldaña, Frame, Nguyen, Nobles, Wellman, Wilson, C.


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