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Rent control in Los Angeles

With buying out of reach for most Angelenos, residents face some of the highest rents in the nation. The City of Los Angeles attempts to make the cost of rental units more affordable by protecting tenants from excessive rent increases while allowing landlords to increase each year by a fair amount.

If your duplex, triplex or apartment building was built and occupied before October 1, 1978, it is subject to the city's Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO). The ordinance limits annual rent increases between 3 and 8 percent and is tied to the Consumer Price Index. In most cases, tenants can only be evicted when they are at fault – for instance, if they have missed payments or violated the terms of their lease agreement.

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