- BPPP (Best Practices and Prevention Plan)
- C.A.R. Document PRE (Posted Rules for Entry) – these Posted Rules for Entry or a link to them should be part of online public and MLS listings. This shall be made available by the listing agent, if any.
- PEAD Forms (Property Entry Advisory Declaration) – located in the zipForm™ library
- PEAD-V (Buyer’s side)
- PEAD-S (Seller’s side)
- PEAD-LR (Lease rentals)
- RLA-CAA (Listing Agreement Coronavirus Addendum or Amendment) – located in the zipForm™ library
- Rules for Showing Property in Today’s COVID-19 Environment presented by C.A.R. attorneys Robert Bloom, Amanda Byun, Justin Murakawa, Howard Fallman and Neil Kalin
- UPDATED PRE (Prior to Opening) Pictograph
- FAQ on Industry Guidance on Showings
- FAQ on Reopening Brokerage Offices
- UPDATED Sample COVID-19 Prevention Plan for Real Estate Offices
- UPDATED: Eviction Moratorium Chart: Its purpose is to provide an overview of the most relevant sources impacting the legal right of a landlord to evict a tenant and a tenant’s right to remain in a property during the states of emergency declared as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting California. You can find more information here [updated on May 3].
- NEW: COVID-19 Legal Quick Guides
- Quick Guide – Guidance on Visual Inspection Disclosures
- Quick Guide – Real Estate in a Safer at Home Environment
- Quick Guide – Property Management and COVID-19: Essential Services and Entering Units
- Quick Guide – Property Management and COVID-19: Eviction Rules and Limitations
- Quick Guide – Seller Refusing or Limiting Entry
- UPDATED: Relief FAQ for Brokers: In a notice published Thursday, April 30, the IRS announced that expenses paid with forgiven PPP loan proceeds cannot be deducted from a business’ 2020 federal income tax statement. If you have already applied for and/or received a PPP loan, please be careful not to deduct expenses paid with forgiven PPP loan proceeds from your 2020 federal income taxes. If you have not yet applied for a PPP loan but were considering applying, please consult with a CPA or other financial professional to determine if obtaining a PPP loan would still be financially beneficial for your business. You can find more information here [updated on May 1].
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program is now open to independent contractors. REALTORS® can apply for PUA through the California Employment Development Department (EDD). PUA, a key component of the CARES Act, expands unemployment benefits eligibility to business owners, self-employed workers and independent contractors, including most REALTORS®. California REALTORS® can apply for PUA through UI Online. They can create an account, file their claim, certify for continued benefits, verify income and update their information.
To assist members in learning about and applying for this relief program, C.A.R. has created step-by-step illustrated instructions available here.
Additionally, please note C.A.R. has extended the COVID Relief Hotline hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning today through this Friday, May 1st. Members can call the hotline at (213) 351-8450 for 24/7 support via SMS text and live support between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., or email email@example.com and someone will respond within one business day.
The recent events surrounding the spread of the Covid-19 strain of the coronavirus has led to many questions about the continued enforceability of real estate contracts under the circumstances. Rather than risk an uncertain outcome in court or arbitration over such disputes, Buyers and Sellers may elect to address the unanswered issues contractually. These materials will assist with potential issues in contracts and other issues related to best practices under the current conditions related to coronavirus.
- General advice from CAR
- Form NTAP (Notice to Tenant of Ability to Pay Rent During Coronavirus Pandemic) is an informational notice that a landlord can send to a tenant for the purpose of starting a dialogue with the tenant regarding the payment of rent during the coronavirus pandemic [Download form here]
- Form RPD (Coronavirus Rent Payment Delay and Repayment) is an addendum to a residential lease or rental agreement that, when agreed to and signed by the landlord and tenant, documents the tenant’s claim that the tenant is unable to pay rent and the reason for the inability; proof of the inability to pay; the amount of the rent not being paid; and a plan to pay it in the future [Download form here]