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.
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: NOVEMBER 16, 2020 THROUGH DECEMBER 7, 2020
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TENANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
- Resident in multi-family building in unit subject to Rent Stabilization
- Have NOT received funds from other rent subsidy programs
- Monthly rent is $4,000 or less
- Low-income (≤80% of Area Median Income)
- Tenant does not have a history of being disruptive
HOUSING PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS:
- Good standing (all units registered, no code violations)
- Property is not in default, is not for sale, and will continue to provide housing
PRIORITY GIVEN TO:
- Senior tenants (65+ years old)
- Households with children enrolled in the Beverly Hills School District
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION:
- Proof of Beverly Hills Residency (e.g. utility bill, past rent payments, etc.)
- Most recent lease agreement
- Proof of financial impact from COVID-19
- Proof of income
- If tenant receives government assistance (e.g. PPP, EDD), proof that a portion of rent was paid
- If applicable:
- Proof of enrollment in Beverly Hills School District
- Proof age is 65 or older
Click below to view the Covid-19 Rent Subsidy Program Notice that was mailed out and sent via e-notice on November 9, 2020.
REGARDING URGENCY ORDINANCE state assembly bill 3088
Please be informed that the recent state Assembly Bill 3088, does not affect the ongoing eviction protections provided to residential tenants in the City of Beverly Hills. The requirement under AB 3088, that the tenant pay at least 25% of their total rent between September 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021 (either in installments or as a lump sum paid before January 31, 2021), does not apply to residential tenants residing in the City of Beverly Hills. The current City of Beverly Urgency Ordinance remains in effect and applies to residential tenants residing in the City of Beverly Hills.
Pursuant to City Council meeting on June 18, 2020 please find below the following:
- Text of latest version of Urgency Ordinance regarding Residential and Commercial Tenant Evictions (Ordinance 20-O-2818)
- Notice From Landlord to Commercial Tenant Regarding Required Meeting to Negotiate Rent Payment Schedule.
- RSO Summary of Commercial Tenant Ordinance COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Explained
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more Beverly Hills updates and resources related to COVID-19, please go to: beverlyhills.org/novelcoronavirus