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Los Angeles Rent Control

California Assembly passes statewide rent control bill—governor will sign

The bill will cap rent hikes at 5 percent, plus inflation.

LA County moving toward permanent rent control

The amount landlords could charge every year would change based on inflation—but never exceed 8 percent.

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Rent control in LA, explained

Here’s how the local laws work.

Governor strengthens bill for statewide rent control

AB 1482 now has support from Senate and Assembly leadership, but "tenant bills are hard, and it’s still an uphill battle."

California rent control bill could impact 1.2 million LA homes

Assembly Bill 1482 would cap rent hikes at buildings that are not already covered by LA rent control.

657 rent-controlled apartments stripped from LA’s rental market in three months

That’s seven units lost per day.

California rent control bill advances in Senate

AB 1482 could expand rent control in Los Angeles. "We have to recognize some people are hurting in our economy," senator says.

‘Coliving’ comes to Echo Park bungalow courts

What will happen to rent control?

Inglewood makes rent control permanent, sets cap at 5 percent

Residents have pushed for renter protections amid a development boom: "We can’t resurrect as a city if everyone is relocated."

‘It would be naive to ignore the connection between evictions and homelessness’

A new report implores officials to adopt a permanent rent control measure in LA County.

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The May massacre of California’s housing bills

Democrats hold a supermajority—but failed to exercise any of their power to fix the housing crisis.

‘Watered down’ rent cap bill approved in California Assembly

But a companion bill that would have made it harder to evict tenants did not come up for a vote.

Long Beach will require landlords to pay tenants’ moving fees

Tenants who move out to avoid big rent hikes will get as much as $4,500.

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10 Los Angeles renters’ rights your landlord doesn't want you to know

Expert advice on how to deal with slow repairs, bad landlords, and weird move-out notices.

California voters could decide to expand rent control in 2020

The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation is back with another rent control initiative.

Rent control in unincorporated LA County extended through December

County officials are still working on a permanent measure.

Renters in Long Beach could get relocation payments if rent hikes force them to move

"Some people have called this tenant welfare... I would call this relief and improvement of quality of life," councilmember says.

Live in a rent-controlled apartment? Your rent can go up 4 percent this year

That’s the highest level in a decade.

Mayor proposes ‘emergency’ rent control measure for Inglewood

Rent hikes would be capped at 5 percent.

Activists target Wurstküche after restaurant owner issues eviction notice to family

The tenants union wants to change the owner’s plans to evict tenants of a residence that sits directly behind his Venice eatery.

Glendale now requiring landlords to pay relocation fees when hiking rents

It’s not rent control, but it’s similar.

LA County’s rent control measure is now in effect

The temporary ordinance limits rent hikes to 3 percent annually.

Temporary rent control coming to unincorporated LA County

It will take effect December 20.

Burlington tenants in Westlake face eviction following rent strike

At least 16 new unlawful detainer cases have been filed against tenants.

LA leaders seek to expand rent control

But without passage of a key ballot measure, that could be tricky.

Landlords are threatening rent hikes if Proposition 10 passes, activists say

The ballot measure would roll back state regulations on rent control.

UC Berkeley report defends rent control in California cities

"Only rent control will provide a near-term solution" to the state’s affordable housing crisis, the authors say.

Crossroads of the World redevelopment will raze 82 rent-controlled apartments

But the city struck a deal with a developer to give some of the tenants new apartments.

Westlake landlord says he’ll drop eviction proceedings against tenants on rent strike

"We want to give every tenant the opportunity to pay their rent and continue living here."

Los Angeles may provide attorneys to tenants facing eviction

Tenants who "deserve it" would get legal help, official says.

Costa Hawkins, California’s rent control law, explained

Tenant advocates want to see its rules repealed. Here’s what that would mean for renters, and their landlords.

Rent control measures fall short in Inglewood, Long Beach, and Pasadena

Voters won’t decide on rental regulations this November.

California residents will get to vote on stronger rent control laws in November

Cities such as Los Angeles could pass stricter renter protections if the Costa Hawkins measure passes.

Rent control ballot measure moving forward, with Mayor Garcetti’s support

It might be up to voters to expand rent control options for California cities.

More than 80 tenants launch multi-building rent strike in Westlake

Residents say pests, mold, and maintenance issues make a recent round of rent hikes unfair. They want to collectively bargain a new lease agreement.

Surprise! LA’s old mandate that developers build affordable housing is back

The rule applies to booming Westlake.

Boyle Heights mariachis, landlord cut deal ending months-long rent strike

The deal will allow residents to negotiate with their landlord as a union. It could be a model for other LA renters to follow.

Long Beach coalition kicks off campaign for citywide rent control

A ballot measure could bring rent control to LA County’s second-largest city.

State committee rejects bill to expand rent control options for California cities

Opponents said it could discourage development.