What are rent stabilization and tenant protections?

Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protections

  • Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs oversees and enforces the Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protections Ordinance (RSTPO) and the Mobilehome Rent Stabilization and Mobilehome Owner Protections Ordinance (MRSMOPO), which stabilize rents and extend eviction protections for eligible properties.
  • The RSTPO limits annual rent increases (rent-stabilized units only) based on changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and provides tenants protections from evictions without just cause for residential rental units in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. The RSTPO also provides a process for property owners to seek relief if they believe they are not receiving a fair return on their rental units under the permitted maximum annual rent increase.
  • The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued a temporary cap on rent increases on December 5, 2023. Fully covered rental units subject to the RSTPO will be restricted to a maximum rent increase of 4%. This cap is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2024

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