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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