Attorney Derek Kobayashi, a Partner with the law firm of Schlack Ito, joins producer/host Coralie Chun Matayoshi to discuss temporary procedures put in place by the Legislature to handle the expected barrage of evictions now that the Governor’s eviction moratorium has expired, including proper notice requirements, mandatory mediation between landlords and their tenants, what happens if a mediation agreement cannot be reached, and court proceedings for eviction and rent collection.
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On August 3, 2021, the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a new order temporarily stopping landlords from evicting tenants in counties with substantial or high levels of community transmission due in part to the Delta variant. It is intended to target specific areas of the country where mass evictions could exacerbate COVID spread. However, on August 26, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the CDC order so the federal eviction ban is no longer valid.