The Rent Stabilization Division administers and enforces the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO). All multifamily rental properties, two or more residential units, are subject to the RSO unless expressly exempted by BHMC§§ 4-5-102 or 4-6-1
On the pages linked below you’ll find information for both landlords and tenants on how the program works, what your responsibilities are, and where to go to resolve disputes.
To report a violation of the RSO, please call Rent Stabilization Division at (310) 285-1031.
LA COUNTY COVID-19 RENT RELIEF TO LAUNCH AUGUST 17, 2020
Program Focused on Assisting Residents Located in High Need Areas of the County
In an effort to assist renters with limited means affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has provided $100 million in CARES Act funds to create a COVID-19 Rent Relief program, operated by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). The program is set to launch on Monday, August 17, 2020, and will remain open for a two-week period, closing on August 31, 2020. The program’s goal is to assist between 8,000 to over 9,000 households.
The emergency rental assistance provided is intended to meet the needs of low-income renters who have struggled to pay their rent and/or who are behind on paying rent due to the economic impacts caused by the pandemic. Those who are most at need will be targeted with more assistance.
The program is available to all residents of the County who qualify, with the exception of residents living in the City of Los Angeles, as the City also received its own allocation of CARES Act funds. A W-9 and participation agreement are needed from the property owners to receive rental income on behalf of their qualified tenant; property owners must agree to the terms of the participation agreement. Citizenship documentation will not be requested from any party (renter or property owner).
A list of Frequently Asked Questions with more program detail is available at rentrelief.lacda.org
- Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair, Fifth District
- Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Second District
- Supervisor Janice Hahn, Fourth District
- Anja Carrillo, Emergency Rental Assistance Program Recipient
- Emilio Salas, Acting Executive Director, LACDA (also available to answer questions in Spanish)
- Linda Jenkins, Assistant Director, Community and Economic Development Division, LACDA
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Watch live at facebook.com/LACDevAuthority
You can also listen via telephone in real time by calling: (415) 655-0001 and enter access code: 145 308 1701
TO LEARN MORE:
• Visit 211la.org/lacounty/rentrelief
• Call 211
Pursuant to City Council meeting on June 18, 2020 please find below the following:
- Text of Urgency Ordinance 28-O-2815 - Residential and Commercial Tenant Evictions [Repealing 20-O-2814]
- Notice From Landlord to Commercial Tenant Regarding Required Meeting to Negotiate Rent Payment Schedule.
- RSO Summary of Commercial Tenant Ordinance
Notice Regarding Urgency Ordinance
In response to the local emergency declared by the City Manager on March 15, 2020 related to the COVID-19 crisis, the City Council adopted and subsequently amended an urgency ordinance (“Ordinance”) that imposes a temporary moratorium as follows:
Residential Tenants: (1) on eviction for nonpayment of rent by residential tenants substantially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis; (2) on no-fault evictions for residential tenants (unless necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors or the landlord, other than based on illness of the tenant or other occupant of the residential unit); and (3) on the annual rent increases authorized by Sections 4-5-303(c) and 4-6-3 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code.
Commercial Tenants: (1) on eviction for nonpayment of rent by commercial tenants substantially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis; and (2) on no-fault evictions for commercial tenants (unless necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors or the landlord, other than based on illness of the tenant, the tenant’s family or any of the tenant’s employees).
The Ordinance applies to nonpayment eviction notices, no-fault eviction notices, and unlawful detainer actions based on such notices, served or filed on or after March 15, 2020. In addition, during the period of the local emergency, any notice served by a landlord on a tenant under Section 4-5-13 of Section 4-6-6 L of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code is tolled.
To qualify for the above assistance, the tenant must notify the landlord in writing within 7 days after the date the rent is due that the tenant cannot pay full rent. Furthermore, within 30 days after the date rent is due the tenant must provide written documentation to the landlord using this form.
If a dispute arises between a residential tenant and the landlord regarding whether or not the tenant can pay full rent due to financial impacts related to COVID-19, the tenant may appeal to the City to make a final determination. The determination will be made by either the Standing Committee of the City Council appointed to hear disruptive tenant hearings, other members of the City Council designated by the Mayor, or the Rent Stabilization Commission, as applicable.
Residential tenants shall use the form below to request the City to make a final determination of the dispute. Tenants must submit the COVID-19 Appeal Form to your landlord and the City within 10 days of receipt of the landlord’s written determination that the landlord disagrees with your assertion regarding: (1) whether a substantial financial impact exists; (2) whether the financial impact is related to COVID-19, or (3) regarding the amount of rent you have determined you can pay.
Click below to view the hearing procedures regarding landlord/tenant disputes for non-payment of rent due to financial impacts related to COVID-19.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please call the Rent Stabilization Division at 310-285-1031 or email at email@example.com.
For more Beverly Hills updates and resources related to COVID-19, please go to: beverlyhills.org/novelcoronavirus