California is home to some of the highest housing costs in the United States. Consequently, state, county and local governments have enacted rent control and stabilization laws to help tenants. However, rent control laws differ upon different kinds of housing: single-family homes and condominiums, duplexes, apartments, and accessory dwelling units (also called “granny houses”).
Recently, California enacted state-wide rent control under a law called the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, also commonly referred to as “AB 1482”. The statewide law requires landlords to show “just cause,” such as failure to pay rent, when terminating a lease, and if you live in a city that does not already have a local rent control law, rent increases are limited to five (5) percent plus local inflation.
Los Angeles County’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance is a local law that limits rent increases and provides eviction protections for most residential rental units in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. In the Greater Los Angeles area, many cities limit rent increases, housing services decreases, and eviction rights.
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