A couple who bought a house in good faith now find themselves mired in California's labyrinthine tenants' laws, exacerbated by the new COVID rules.
Riverside is a large suburban area located about 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles — although it's still considered part of the Greater Los Angeles area. Tracie and Myles Albert, a young couple in Riverside, found what they thought was the perfect home: a four-bedroom that they could buy quickly, for cash.
On January 31, 2020, the Alberts scraped together $560,000 in cash and gained title to the property. They have yet to move in.