L.A. County's Rent Stabilization Ordinance: For Renters

Information for Renters

Note: Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have approved motions instituting a temporary eviction moratorium and rent freeze. These new rules supersede many parts of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance and will remain in place until September 30, 2020 unless extended.

More info about the temporary eviction moratorium and rent freeze.

There is now a Permanent Rent Stabilization Ordinance for eligible rental units in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Rent stabilization is a local law that standardizes the amount of rent increases and extends eviction protections. Contact us for more information. The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved the Permanent Rent Stabilization Ordinance, which became effective on April 1, 2020.

Here‘s what the permanent ordinance means for renters like you:

• Your rental property owner may only increase your rent up to 8 percent (based on the Consumer Price Index) per year. Some exemptions apply. In some cases, your rental property owner can ask and receive permission from the County to pass on additional costs to you. (The current allowable increase is 3 percent. Click here for more info about the Annual Allowable Rent Increase.)
• Your property owner can only evict you for specific “just cause” reasons, even if your unit is not covered by the rent restrictions in the ordinance. Note: These units may still be subject to State rent restrictions/limits.
• You may verify registration of your rental unit, including the rental rate and amenities.

If you believe your landlord is not in compliance with the Rent Stabilization Ordinance, please fill out an application for rent adjustment. You can submit it by email to rent@dcba.lacounty.gov

If you have additional questions you can call us at (833) 223-7368

To find out if a property is in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, visit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website https://lavote.net/apps/precinctsmaps and select “District Map Look Up By Address”.

Updated July 23, 2020
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