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Rent Stabilization Ordinance

 

Los Angeles Housing Department

 

The purpose of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) is to protect tenants from rent increases.

Residential rental units covered by the RSO include:

Apartments
   
Condominiums
   
Town homes
   
Duplexes
   
Two or more dwelling units on the same lot
   
Mobile homes
   
Mobile home pads
   
Rooms in a hotel, motel, rooming house or boarding house occupied by the same tenant for 30 or more consecutive days
   

To be subject to the RSO of the City of Los Angeles, a property must meet the following three criteria:

The property must be within the City of Los Angeles; and
   
There must be two or more units on the lot; and
   
The building must have a Certificate of Occupancy issued on or before October 1, 1978. (In the case of mobile homes and mobile home pads, the park must have been issued a permit to operate before February 10, 1986).
   

Properties exempt from the RSO are as follows:

Properties located in other municipalities or within unincorporated areas within the County of Los Angeles;
   
Single family dwellings, used as such;
   
Properties (except mobile homes and mobile home pads) with a Certificate of Occupancy issued after October 1, 1978 (new construction);
   
Mobile homes or mobile home pads when the park was issued a permit to operate after February 10, 1986;
   
Government owned properties;
   
Units occupied by an owner or family member where no rents are collected;
   
Vacant units (10 days to register upon rental of the property);
   
Properties permanently removed from the rental market;
   
Luxury Housing Accommodations issued a Department Certificate;
   
Demolished RSO properties;
   
Schools/Hospitals;
   
Hotel/Motels - with tenancy under 30 days
   
Non-profit owner units, with certain qualifications.
   

The Rent Stabilization Ordinance covers four broad categories:

Allowable rent increases;
   
Registration of rental units;
   
12 legal reasons for eviction;
   
Causes for eviction requiring relocation assistance payment to the tenant.
   

 

 

 
 





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