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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.


 

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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Beverly Hills Rent Stabilization
455 N. Rexford Drive, Room 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 285-1031
BHrent@beverlyhills.org

 
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