Things to Consider

All landlords must know the law! Fair Housing Act, California Fair Employment and Housing Act, Rent Stabilization Ordinances and California Civil Codes regulate rental units and tenants' rights.

The Rent Stabilization Ordinance or "rent control" as it is usually known, limits landlords and applies to apartments, duplexes, triplexes and quadplexes built before October 1, 1978.

Most Rent Control Laws:

  • Limit how much rent can be increased;
  • Limit how often rent can be increased;
  • Limit late fees; and
  • Require landlords to give a reason when asking a tenant to move. Not all cities have rent control

Ending A Month-To-Month Agreement:

  • A 30-day notice is required if the tenant has lived there less than a year.
  • A 60-day notice is required if the tenant has lived there a year or longer.
  • A 90-day notice is required if the tenant is under Section 8.

If you're selling the house, townhouse or condo, only a 30-day notice is required, if all of the following apply:

  1. You have opened escrow with a licensed agent.
  2. It has not been 120 days since you opened escrow.
  3. You have not previously given the tenant a 30- or 60-day notice.

Cities With Rent Control:

Representative Properties Leased

Broadway Hollywood – $4,450/month
Broadway Hollywood – $4,800/month
Broadway Hollywood – $4,800/month
Broadway Hollywood – $4,800/month
Hancock Park Seller
Broadway Hollywood – $4,900/month
Hancock Park Seller
Broadway Hollywood – $5,000/month
Hancock Park Seller
Gramercy Place – $1,395/month
Gramercy Place – $2,300month
Hancock Park – $3,000/month
Hancock Park – $4,500/month
Hancock Park – $4,600/month
Los Feliz – $2,995/month
Los Feliz – $3,495/month
Los Feliz Towers – $3,200/month
Mid City – $3,400/month
Broadway Hollywood – $5,000/month
Broadway Hollywood – $2,900/month
Broadway Hollywood – $3,100/month
Broadway Hollywood – $3,200/month
Broadway Hollywood – $3,950/month