Rent control in Glendale

Glendale has taken an inventive approach to rent control. While there was a temporary freeze on rent increases above 5 percent, Glendale has finally come up with a permanent solution, dubbed "the right to lease ordinance."

In a 3-0 vote, the City Council approved new rules that do not limit rent hikes; however, if the landlord elects to raise the rent by more than 7 percent, the tenant is entitled to relocation payment assistance. Several exceptions apply - please consult with an attorney.

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