During times of Covid-19, many landlords and tenants are dealing with the uncertainty of what is to come and how to handle the rent due now and coming due. One thing to consider is that there may be outcomes that can be of benefit to both the landlord and the tenant. Consider using a percentage rent basis wherein both parties stand to gain.
Numerous tenants are attempting to renegotiate their rent with their landlord’s at this time. If you are attempting to do so, there are CA Civil Codes and public policy arguments that may be applicable.
You may want to consider the attorney’s experience and success handling similar matters to those which you now face.