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Posted on December 21, 2018 - 05:52 PM
by Gail Mercedes Cole
Real Estate News Rent Control Ordinance. Effective Dec. 20, 2018, six months temporary rent freeze in Unincorporated Los Angeles. Annual rent increases limited to 03% retroactive back to September 11, 2018. Homeowners Rent Freeze in Unincorporated Los Angeles, CA. Provided: Apartment Owner Association phone number (818)988-9200
Recently, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to enforce a six- month temporary Rent Control Ordinance for Unincorporated Los Angeles that took effect December 20, 2018. Annual rent increases are limited to 3% once a year and will be retroactive dating back to September 11, 2018.
The Board of Supervisors will eventually draft a permanent rent freeze ordinance for Los Angeles County. Please note that the City of Commerce also went through a similar 45-day rent freeze on Aug 15, 2017. That rent freeze has since been extended several times and will remain in effect until March 2019 unless extended again.
Does Your Building Qualify?
If you rent or own an apartment building built before 1995 in unincorporated Los Angeles County chances are that your dwelling qualifies for rent control. (Duplexes and triplexes are included.)
The rule becomes effective on December 20, 2018, but it is also retroactive setting September 11, 2018, as the baseline for rent caps. If you increase rent more than 3% after that date, the law provides that the tenant be reimbursed.
Just Cause Evictions
Owners must now show "just cause," such as a renter is not paying their rent or is violating the terms of the lease. It is now much more difficult to evict a tenant in these unincorporated areas. (Note: If you are in the middle of an eviction, it's best to seek help from an attorney.)
Once a renter leaves an apartment, a landlord can raise the price by any amount as there are no vacancy controls.
Los Angeles County Rent Control Ordinance
Supervisors have the option of extending these temporary rent control rules as needed, however, a permanent "rent stabilization" ordinance for Los Angeles County is expected to be drafted sometime next year.
Provided: Patricia Harris is Senior Editor of the AOA News and Buyers Guide. Apartment Owners Association | email@example.com | Daniel Faller | 6445 Sepulveda Blvd. #300 | Van Nuys, CA 91411
Homeowners Rent Freeze in Unincorporated Los Angeles, CA
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