The California courts, through the Judicial Council, released a new form effective October 5, 2020. The new form is UD-101, and is called the “Plaintiff’s Mandatory Cover Sheet and Supplemental Allegations – Unlawful Detainer.”
UD-101 Judicial Council Form
As if the bias against landlords and property owners wasn’t enough already, the Judicial Council of California released a new form UD-101. This “Plaintiff’s Mandatory Cover Sheet and Supplemental Allegations – Unlawful Detainer” form is now mandatory and must be filed by plaintiffs (property owners) in eviction cases. This four page form is detailed and requires landlords to outline many aspects of the landlord’s case and explain why the eviction should be allowed to proceed during the COVID-19 era.
The UD-101 Form Far Exceeds What AB3088 Requires
AB3088, which includes the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020, requires landlords/plaintiff’s to file a supplemental cover sheet when filing a new unlawful detainer action. The law requires the following information only: whether the eviction is for possession of residential or commercial property, and whether the eviction is based on non-payment of rent. That’s it — nothing else. See section 1179.01.5. These questions can be answered in section 2 of Judicial Council form UD-101, which is why question 2 on UD-101 states, “Statutory cover sheet allegations.” Everything else on UD-101: Plaintiff’s Mandatory Cover Sheet and Supplemental Allegations-Unlawful Detainer are not required under AB3088 to be in a cover sheet filed with an eviction matter, but the Judicial Council is now requiring form UD-101 as a mandatory form. The bias against landlords is clearly evident.
Obtaining a Copy of UD-101
The Judicial Council Form UD-101 can be downloaded here [PDF].
Have UD-101 or Other Eviction Questions?
During these complicated times, the Law Office of David Piotrowski is assisting landlords/property owners in California by providing paid consultations. Owners may schedule a call with us to discuss the current eviction rules and regulations. During the call, we will answer your specific landlord/eviction questions. Many landlords find the consultation to be extremely helpful in navigating the various complicated eviction laws and how they may pertain to a particular case. Landlords can schedule and pay for the consultation to discuss form UD-101 and many other eviction nuances here. Learn more about the Law Office of David Piotrowski here.