Rent Control

Statewide Rent Control- AB 1482

After the enactment of Assembly Bill 1482 the "Tenant Protection Act of 2019" in October 2019, the state has banned a substantial number of residential properties, predominately multifamily, from evicting tenants without cause. For cause evictions are usually:

• Default in payment of rent

• Breach of material term of the lease

• Nuisance

• Waste

• Criminal activity 

• Assigning or subletting w/o permission

• Tenant refusal to allow authorized owner entry

• Unlawful use of premises

For properties subject to the statewide rent control and not-exempt, may only increase rent annually 5% + the change in CPI for the Western Region, not to exceed 10%. 

 

Exempt Properties

(1) Housing restricted by deed, regulatory restriction contained in an agreement with a government agency, or other recorded document as affordable housing for persons and families of very low, low, or moderate income;

 

(2) Dormitories constructed and maintained in connection with any higher education institutions to house students;

 

(3) Housing subject to local rent control ordinances;

 

(4) Housing that has been issued a certificate of occupancy within the previous 15 years;

 

(5) Residential real property that is alienable separate from the title to any other dwelling unit, The owner cannot be: (i) A real estate investment trust, (ii) A corporation, or (iii) A limited liability company in which at least one member is a corporation.

 

(6) A duplex in which the owner occupied one of the units as the owner’s principal place of residence at the beginning of the tenancy, so long as the owner continues in occupancy.

Los Angeles 

Within Los Angeles there are several localities that have enacted their own form of rent control: 

 

  • Los Angeles City ("LARSO")

  • Los Angeles County- Unincorporated 

  • Glendale

  • Pasadena

  • Inglewood

  • Beverly Hills

  • Santa Monica

  • Culver City 

  • West Hollywood 

  • Long Beach