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Rent Stabilization

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.


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CA COVID‐19 Rent Relief Available to Income Eligible Households

Income eligible households who need financial assistance for unpaid rent and utilities will be able to apply for help through the CA COVID‐19 Rent Relief program. If you have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID‐19, have past due rent or utilities, and have a household income that is not more than 80% of the area median income, you may be eligible to receive help to pay past due or future rent and utilities from the state of California.

Landlords and renters can verify eligibility immediately by visiting HousingIsKey.com,

 or by calling 833‐430‐2122, and if eligible, apply.

Click here for Housing Is Key Public Resources


SB-91 Eviction Moratorium Update

On January 29, 2021, California Governor Newsom signed SB 91, which extends the statewide eviction protections for residential tenants established by AB 3088 to June 30, 2021. 

Click here for Eviction Moratorium Update

Click here for Bill Text - SB-91 COVID-19 Relief: Tenancy Federal Rental Assistance

Click here for Declaration of COVID-19 Related Financial Distress Form

Please call 310-285-1031 or email bhrent@beverlyhills.org if you have any questions. 


 
  A recent Rent Stabilization Tenant Legal Training was held on February 24, 2021.  Video from the meeting can be found here
 

 2021 ANNUAL RENT REGISTRATION

The Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) requires housing providers to register eligible rental units with the City of Beverly Hills (the City). Some information is required from all registrants, such as ownership details and number of units. For most owners, additional information including rent amounts is required.

On January 19, 2021, the City will mail a notice to housing providers notifying them of the requirement to register. Housing providers must register within 35 days of this mail date. Failure to register may include penalties including but not limited to fines of up to $500.00 per unit.

Follow the steps below to register:

  1. Visit http://bhrent.beverlyhills.org
  2. Create an account or login with information from the previous registration period:
    • Returning Owners or those who have an account through a change of ownership amendment: enter the email address associated with the account from prior registration years (or change of ownership amendment). If you forgot the email you registered with contact the Rent Stabilization Program. If you forgot your password please follow the directions on the website.
    • New Owners: enter Assessor Identification Number (AIN) and BHRent Personal Identification Number (PIN) referenced at the top of this notice.
  3. Register Rental Units

Click here for Beverly Hills Rent Stabilization Registration Guide

Click here for Rent Stabilization Registration Video

Please contact staff to schedule a phone appointment or for any other question:

Phone:                   (310) 285-2550

Email:                    bhrent@beverlyhills.org


covid-19 rent subsidy program

On September 15, 2020, Beverly Hills City Council approved a Rent Subsidy Program for tenants financially impacted by COVID-19.

APPLICATION PERIOD: CLOSED

Please be advised that the Rent Subsidy Program application period is now closed. If you submitted your application between November 16, 2020 and December 7, 2020 it is in process. Please understand that staff needs time to process your application. If additional information is required, staff will contact you.

Please call 310-285-1031 or email bhrent@beverlyhills.org if you have any questions.


 Pursuant to City Council meeting on June 18, 2020 please find below the following:


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.

Click here for the full text of the ordinance.

Click here to learn "Things You Should Know" about the new urgency ordinance.

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.

Click here to download the form to notify landlords of the amount of rent tenants can pay due to substantial financial impacts related to COVID-19.

Click here for a version you can fill out on your computer.

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.

COVID-19 Appeal Form

Click below to view the hearing procedures regarding landlord/tenant disputes for non-payment of rent due to financial impacts related to COVID-19.

Hearing Procedures

If you have any further questions or concerns, please call the Rent Stabilization Division at 310-285-1031 or email at bhrent@beverlyhills.org.

For more Beverly Hills updates and resources related to COVID-19, please go to: beverlyhills.org/novelcoronavirus

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455 N. Rexford Drive, Room 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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BHrent@beverlyhills.org

 
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