Section 4023 entitles a multifamily borrower to an initial 30 day loan forbearance with the right to ask for 2 additional 30 day forbearances so long as the multifamily borrower submits a hardship request at least 15 days before the initial 30 day forbearance expires.
A multifamily borrower is an owner of a building with 5 or more residential units.
During the forbearance period a multifamily borrower cannot start nonpayment of rent eviction proceedings against any tenant living in the property. A multifamily borrower cannot give any tenant a notice to vacate during the forbearance and the multifamily borrower must give a minimum 30 day notice to vacate after the expiration of the forbearance. Also, during the forbearance period, a multifamily borrower cannot charge a tenant any late fees or any other charges.
To qualify, the multifamily borrower must submit a forbearance hardship request to the lender or servicer. A multifamily property owner must be current with his or her loan payments at the time of the request. A multifamily borrower can discontinue the forbearance at anytime.
The right to a forbearance ends when the COVID-19 National Emergency officially ends or on December 31, 2020, whichever date come first.