Information About L.A. County's Rent Stabilization Ordinance
There is currently a Temporary Rent Stabilization Ordinance in effect until March 31, 2020 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 a Permanent Rent Stabilization Ordinance for eligible rental units in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County which will become effective on April 1, 2020.
Here’s what the permanent ordinance includes:
• A maximum cap for rent increases as determined by the County.*
Note: Some exemptions apply. The County will publish the annual maximum cap, which will be based on the Consumer Price Index and shall not exceed 8%. (Click here for the Annual Allowable Rent Increase)
• A provision requiring a stated “just cause” reason for evictions, even if the unit is not covered by the rent restrictions in the ordinance.
Note: These units may still be subject to State rent restrictions/limits.
• A process for property owners who believe they are not receiving a fair return on their property to increase rent above the annual cap.
• A process for property owners to pass through a portion of the costs for certain property improvements or renovations to renters.
• A provision that allows property owners with 50 or fewer rental units to pass on the direct cost of the Measure W parcel tax to renters (approved by voters in the November 2018 election). This cost is separate from rent increases.
• A requirement to register all rental units annually, including changes in tenancy, rental rate, and amenities.
• A provision requiring relocation assistance for “no fault” evictions and certain temporary displacements.
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”.