With the rising cost of rent and the high demand for housing in the Greater Los Angeles area, many cities (including Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood) have enacted complicated rent control and stabilization measures. However, rent control laws do not apply to all housing, so it is vital to understand whether your home is covered.
If it is, you can often rely on them for greater protection. The many cities’ rent control laws in the Greater Los Angeles area differ, but they all place some limits on how much a landlord can increase rent, and they all prohibit landlords from decreasing housing services. They also limit the reason a landlord can evict a tenant to only a handful of reasons.
While many tenants find rent control laws helpful in protecting their rights, some tenants find that they lead to conflicts with landlords, making an already-uncomfortable living situation even worse.
If you are a tenant facing a rent control issue, you need competent and reliable advice from an experienced attorney. Our attorneys have substantial expertise fighting for tenants in court, mediations, arbitrations, and before local rent control boards.
Contact a reliable LA Tenant Lawyer today to discuss your rent control issues.
Additional Rent Control Tenant Resources
Stay up to date with rent control issues in your area with these additional resources: