Information for Renters About Los Angeles County’s Temporary Rent Stabilization Ordinance

The Temporary Rent Stabilization Ordinance took effect on December 20, 2018 for eligible rental units in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Rent stabilization is a local law that establishes limits on rent increases and extends “just cause” eviction protections.

If you live in a rent-stabilized unit:

  • Your property owner may only increase your rent up to 3 percent within a 12-month period;
  • In some cases, property owners can ask and receive permission from the County to increase rent more than 3 percent;
  • Property owners can only evict you for specific “just cause” reasons;
  • If your property owner owns 50 or fewer rental units, they may pass on the direct cost of the Measure W parcel tax to renters (approved by voters in the November 2018 election)

Effective May 16, 2019, the Temporary Rent Stabilization Ordinance extended “just cause” eviction protections to most residential rental units in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County—even those not covered by rent stabilization. Call DCBA to find out if you’re covered.

The Temporary Rent Stabilization Ordinance voids rent increases over 3 percent of the monthly rent in effect on or after September 11, 2018. If your property owner has raised your rent more than 3 percent since September 11, 2018, contact us.

If you want to find out if your rental unit is eligible or have questions about the temporary Rent Stabilization Ordinance contact the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs:

  • Phone: (833) 223-RENT (7368)
  • Email: Rent@dcba.lacounty.gov
  • For more information, visit rent.lacounty.gov
  • Mailing address: 500 W. Temple St. Room B-96 Los Angeles, CA 90012
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