The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “CFPB” announced effective May 3, 2021 as part of the CDC Eviction Moratorium and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act “FDCPA” that the additional disclosures must be made to tenants with any nonpayment of rent notice or notice to terminate tenancy. We have reviewed the language and believe the language provided below is the most appropriate and provides the most protection for landlords based upon the CFPB’s new requirement. Additional information regarding this decision and the suggested language options can be found at: https://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/cfpb_debt-collection_sample_covid-19_tenant_eviction_protection_disclosure_language.pdf
We strongly urge and suggest that you include the following language effective immediately (to ensure all needed language is on notices by May 3, 2021) on all notices to tenants.
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