Over the objections of CAA, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a temporary rent control ordinance for unincorporated areas of the county.
The interim rent control measure affects about 50,000 pre-1995 apartments located in areas outside the 88 city jurisdictions within the county.
The ordinance includes:
- A maximum rent increase amount of 3 percent annually for rental properties in the county’s unincorporated areas, except for those properties that are statutorily exempt from rent control.
- A term of six months from the date of adoption with options to extend the interim ordinance as necessary.
- A base rent using rent levels in place as of Sept. 11, 2018.
- A requirement of “just cause” for tenant evictions.
- Establishment of an inspection program and rent registry.
The ordinance was approved on a 4-1vote, with Supervisor …
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