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Los Angeles Rent Control

Screenshot (265)Los Angeles rent control is laws are known as (LARSO) Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance.  

  • Los Angeles City Council passed rent control in 1978 and has maintained it ever since.

“The rent stabilization Ordinance goal is a powerful tool t0 protect L.A. renters. It helps to keep rents reasonable and to created more affordable housing.”  Making these resources available online empowers Angelenos with more information about their rights, and helps us better enforce rent stabilization policies that play a crucial role in the stability of our communities.” L.A. Mayor

  • Rent stabilization controls rents and limits certain evictions for properties in Los Angeles.
  • It also limits the possibility for an eviction without a reason.  This makes sure a landlord doesn’t evict someone just to be able to raise the rent.

What is not considered under rent control?

  • A Single family dwelling on a lotLos Angeles Rent Control
  • A dwelling unit built after 10/1/78
  • An exempt affordable housing unit
  • Luxury units approved by LAHD
  • Hotel & motel rooms, occupied less than 30 days.
  • Rental units in converted commercial buildings with first rental use after 10/1/78

If a property is under rent control, the tenant has atlas eviction protections, relocation assistance, and security deposit interest.   There is also required interest paid to tenant on Security Deposit held by Landlord.

Cities under rent control:,

  • Rent Control currently makes up about 85 percent of the city’s rental housing stock.
  • Cities such as Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Hollywood and cities of Los Angeles are just a few that is with Rent control
  • Some cities are short of Rent Control – Gardena, Glendale, Thousand Oaks, …
  • Did you know in city of Pasadena, new developments are required to set aside a percentage of units for low-income renters?

Please reach out to Real Property Management Fairmate RPM mgt sign to help answer questions or to have us manage your property.  One mistake can cost you thousands of dollars and having a lot of time consumed taking care of one tenant.

All Resources have been obtained from Los Angeles Housing Authority Websites

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. See Equal Housing Opportunity Statement for more information.

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