Rent Stabilization Ordinance information

Provider: 
Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department
Categories: 
Housing
Rent Control
Description: 

Bearing some similarities to other cities' "rent control" programs, the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) administers the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) of the City of Los Angeles, which protects tenants from excessive rent increases while allowing apartment owners a reasonable return on their investments. The RSO covers rental properties of two or more units on a lot that were built before 1978. Information by telephone regarding landlord and tenant rights in relation to this ordinance may be obtained through the Rent Stabilization hotline (see contact info). This phone number may also be used to request HCIDLA forms or informational materials by U.S. Mail. General information regarding the rights of landlords and tenants under the RSO, including details on which rental units in the City are subject to the RSO, can be found on the main RSO webpage (see Webpage link).

More Info: 
Allowable Rent Increases
A landlord can automatically increase your rent on an annual basis. Information regarding allowable rent increases for rent-stabilized units can be found on the RSO Publications and Forms webpage at: http://lahd.lacity.org/lahdinternet/RSOPublicationsandForms/tabid/264/De...
Before You Rent & Renting FAQ
Information regarding what a renter should know before they rent, and a list of frequently asked questions about renting can be found on the RSO Publications and Forms webpage at: http://lahd.lacity.org/lahdinternet/RSOPublicationsandForms/tabid/264/De...
Landlord-Tenant Handbook
An in-depth overview of the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants under the RSO can be found in the LAHD Landlord-Tenant Handbook. The Landlord-Tenant Handbook can be found on the RSO Publications and Forms webpage at: http://lahd.lacity.org/lahdinternet/RSOPublicationsandForms/tabid/264/De...
Mobile homes are subject to rent control.
For more information, review the bulletins and publications on the Mobile Home Park Information page at:http://lahd.lacity.org/lahdinternet/RSOPublicationsandForms/tabid/264/De...
Payment of Interest on Security Deposits
Information on regulations regarding the payment of interest on security deposits paid on rent-stabilized units can be found on the RSO Publications and Forms webpage at: http://lahd.lacity.org/lahdinternet/RSOPublicationsandForms/tabid/264/De...
State of California Rental Laws
All rental units, including those which are not rent-stabilized, are subject to the rental housing laws of the State of California. Information on State rental laws is provided at: http://dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/
Tenant Relocation Assistance
Information regarding relocation assistance owed to tenants of rent-stabilized buildings due to a no-fault eviction can be found in the "Relocation Assistance" section on the RSO Publications and Forms webpage at: http://lahd.lacity.org/lahdinternet/RSOPublicationsandForms/tabid/264/De...
Twleve Legal Reasons for Eviction
The twelve legal reasons for eviction from rent-stabilized buildings can be found in the "Evictions, Legal Reasons" section on the RSO Publications and Forms webpage at: http://lahd.lacity.org/lahdinternet/RSOPublicationsandForms/tabid/264/De...
Locations: 
HCIDLA Central Regional Office
3550 Wilshire Bl
Ste 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90010

TEL: (213) 808-8888

FAX: (213) 367-9010

FAX: (213) 808-8811

TDD: (213) 367-9232

TDD: (213) 473-3231

800: (866) 557-7368 or (866) 557- RENT

Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 09:00a.m. - 04:00p.m.
Accessible: 
Accommodations for the disabled are available.
Parking: 
Pay parking structure: enter from Ardmore Ave (validations not available). Office is located 1 block west of Wilshire/Normandie Metro Station. Nearby bus lines: Metro Rapid 720; Metro Local 20, 206
HCIDLA East Regional Office
2215 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031

TEL: (213) 808-8888

FAX: (213) 808-8811

TDD: (213) 473-3231

800: (866) 557-7368 or (866) 557-RENT

Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 09:00a.m. - 04:00p.m.
Accessible: 
Accommodations for the disabled are available.
Parking: 
Metered street parking and metered lot on Avenue 24. Nearby bus lines include Metro Rapid 751; Metro Local 45, 83, 251; DASH Lincoln Heights/Chinatown Route
HCIDLA Main Office
1200 W 7th St
Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90017

TEL: (213) 808-8888

FAX: (213) 808-8811

TDD: (213) 473-3231

800: (866) 557-7368 or (866) 557-RENT

Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 09:00a.m. - 04:00p.m.
Accessible: 
Accommodations for the disabled are available.
Parking: 
Pay parking structure on site; enter from 7th St (sorry, validations not available). Office is 3 blocks west of 7th St/Metro Center Station. Nearby bus lines: Metro Local 51, 52, 352; DASH A, E
HCIDLA North Regional Office
6640 Van Nuys Bl
Van Nuys, CA 91405

TEL: (213) 808-8888

FAX: (213) 808-8811

TDD: (213) 473-3231

800: (866) 557-7368 or (866) 557-RENT

Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 09:00a.m. - 04:00p.m.
Accessible: 
Accommodations for the disabled are available.
Parking: 
Free lot adjacent to building. Nearby bus lines include Metro Rapid 761; Metro Local 233
HCIDLA South Regional Office
690 Knox St
Ste 125
Los Angeles, CA 90502

TEL: (213) 808-8888

FAX: (213) 808-8811

TDD: (213) 978-3231

800: (866) 557-7368 or (866) 557-RENT

Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 09:00a.m. - 04:00p.m.
Accessible: 
Accommodations for the disabled are available.
Parking: 
Free lot adjacent to building. Nearby bus lines include Metro Local 205; Metro Express 550; Torrance Transit Route 1
HCIDLA West Regional Office
1645 Corinth Av
Ste 104
Los Angeles, CA 90025

TEL: (213) 808-8888

FAX: (213) 808-8811

TDD: (213) 473-3231

800: (866) 557-7368 or (866) 557- RENT

Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 09:00a.m. - 04:00p.m.
Accessible: 
Accommodations for the disabled are available.
Parking: 
Metered street parking available nearby. Nearby bus lines include Metro Local 4; Big Blue Bus routes 1, 4, 11
Mark Ridley-Thomas Constituent Service Center
8475 S Vermont Av
Fl 2
Los Angeles, CA 90044

TEL: (213) 808-8888

FAX: (213) 808-8811

TDD: (213) 473-3231

800: (866) 557-7368 or (866) 557-RENT

Hours: 
Tue & Thu, 9am - 4pm (closed 12noon - 1pm)
Accessible: 
Accommodations for the disabled are available.
Parking: 
Small metered lot adjacent to building. Nearby bus lines include Metro Rapid 715, 754; Metro Local 115, 204; Metro Express 442; DASH Vermont/Main Route

311 Service Feedback Form

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.