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 Clark Bar Updates:

April 22, 2021 : COVID-19 - CFPB RULE CHANGE AFFECTION ISSUANCE OF NON-PAYMENT OF RENT NOTICES IN ARIZONA April 14, 2021 : COVID-19 - **UPDATE - CRITICAL CDC ORDER UPDATE & UPDATED FORM** April 5, 2021 : COVID-19 - **CRITICAL CDC ORDER UPDATE & UPDATED FORM** March 30, 2021 : COVID-19 - CDC EXTENDED ITS ORDER THROUGH 6/30/2021 February 26, 2021 : COVID-19 - CDC ORDER TEMPORARILY HALTING CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL EVICTIONS DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL February 23, 2021 : COVID-19 - UPDATED RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS BY COUNTY February 19, 2021 : COVID-19 - RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS BY COUNTY February 2, 2021 : COVID-19 - PIMA COUNTY - CDC EVICTION MORATORIUM February 1, 2021 : COVID-19 - CDC EXTENDS ORDER TEMPORARILY HALTING ALL FINANCIAL EVICTIONS IN U.S. January 28, 2021 : COVID-19 - ** CRITICAL CDC ORDER UPDATE ** January 4, 2021 : COVID-19 - NEW CDC DECLARATION ATTESTATION FORM - AO 229 LANDLORD CERTIFCATION December 22, 2020 : COVID-19 - EVICTION PROTOCOL UPDATE December 18, 2020 : PIMA COUNTY - NEW MASK RESOLUTION October 22, 2020 : COVID-19 - UPDATED CDC DECLARATION ATTESTATION FORM (V5) October 14, 2020 : COVID-19 - CRITICAL SECOND UPDATE - CDC Order Temporarily Halting Evictions October 12, 2020 : COVID-19 - CRITICAL UPDATE - CDC Order Temporarily Halting Evictions September 23, 2020 : COVID-19 - Thirty (30) day notice (CARES ACT COVERED PROPERTY) September 9, 2020 : COVID-19 - Arizona Non-Payment Evictions During the CDC Order September 2, 2020 : COVID-19 - CDC SEEKS TO TEMPORARILY HALT ALL FINANCIAL EVICTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES August 26, 2020 : COVID-19 - ARIZONA GYM/FITNESS REOPENING August 18, 2020 : COVID-19 - ARIZONA GYM/FITNESS CENTER REOPENING GUIDELINES August 12, 2020 : COVID-19 - WHY FILE NON-PAYMENT EVICTIONS? August 4, 2020 : COVID-19 - GOVERNOR RELEASED RENTAL PROPERTY OWNER PRESERVATION FUND - APPLY TODAY! July 17, 2020 : COVID-19 - EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY POSTPONEMENT OF THE EXECUTION OF THE WRIT OF RESTITUTION July 7, 2020 : COVID-19 - EXPIRATION OF CARES ACT - Changes to Non-Payment of Rent Notice June 29, 2020 : COVID-19 - PAUSING OF ARIZONA'S REOPENING April 3, 2020 : COVID-19: NEW PAID LEAVE AND FMLA RULES April 1, 2020 : COVID-19: Governor Ducey's Stay at Home Order April 1, 2020 : COVID-19: EVICTION PROTOCOL UPDATE March 28, 2020 : COVID-19: SUMMARY March 25, 2020 : COVID-19: PIMA COUNTY JUSTICE COURT CHANGES March 25, 2020 : COVID-19: Compliance with Non-Discrimination Laws March 24, 2020 : **REVISED** COVID-19 Eviction Protocol Update March 23, 2020 : IMPORTANT LEGAL UPDATE - Families First Coronavirus Response Act March 20, 2020 : Arizona Multihousing Association seeks assistance in getting tenants to petition AZ Legislature to Approve Immediate Emergency Funding for Eviction Prevention March 20, 2020 : IMPORTANT LEGAL UPDATE for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) March 20, 2020 : SUMMARY OF AZ TRIAL COURT COVID-19 PROCEDURES March 19, 2020 : IMPORTANT EVICTION UPDATE for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) March 18, 2020 : FAQ for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) March 15, 2020 : Coronavirus ("Covid-19")

CLARK BARS UPDATE - APRIL 22nd 2021

Law Offices of Scott M. Clark, PC
Date: April 22, 2021

COVID-19 - CFPB RULE CHANGE AFFECTION ISSUANCE OF NON-PAYMENT OF RENT NOTICES IN ARIZONA

On April 19, 2021 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an Interim Final Rule on Fair Debt Collection Practices Act concerning tenants and the CDC Order that was recently extended through June 30, 2021. The Interim Final Rule is due to take effect on May 3, 2021.

Under the interim Final Rule, debt collectors, including attorneys, seeking to evict tenants for non-payment of rent must provide tenants who may have rights under the CDC order with clear and conspicuous written notice of those rights. The notice must be provided on the same date as the eviction notice, or, if no eviction notice is required by law, on the date that the eviction action is filed. Pursuant to the Interim Final Rule, failure to provide the required notice to tenants is a violation of the FDCPA. The FDCPA provides a private right of action against debt collectors, and violators can be held liable for actual damages, statutory damages, and attorney’s fees. Class actions may be brought under the FDCPA.

The Interim Final Rule provided for two potential disclosures that landlords and their attorneys should use:

1. Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for temporary protection from eviction under Federal law.
• Learn the steps you should take now:
• Visit www.cfpb.gov/eviction or call a housing counselor at 800-569-4287; or

2. Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for temporary protection from eviction under the laws of your State, territory, locality, or tribal area, or under Federal law.
• Learn the steps you should take now:
• Visit www.cfpb.gov/eviction Or call a housing counselor at 800-569-4287.

Given the changes to the eviction processes in Arizona and the rules implemented by the Court that arguably extend the CDC Order’s protections the Firm recommends that you use sample 2 in your non-payment of rent notices and your non-renewal notices. If you issue a material non compliance notice seeking the tenant to pay any sum you should also include the sample language in example 2 above. The Firm’s forms have all been modified and have been marked as the CFPB Version. We recommend that all clients use these forms going forward until otherwise notified by the Firm.


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