California Cities with Rent Control Ordinances

Posted by Ben Nicolas on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 at 7:39pm.

Some form of rent regulation now exists in fifteen California cities:

  • Berkeley
  • Oakland
  • Beverly Hills
  • Palm Springs
  • Campbell (mediation only)*
  • San Francisco
  • East Palo Alto
  • San Jose*
  • Fremont (mediation only)*
  • Santa Monica
  • Hayward
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Los Angeles
  • West Hollywood
  • Los Gatos*

*These rent control cities do not have just cause eviction provisions.

12 Responses to "California Cities with Rent Control Ordinances"

Peter Chen wrote: Does the city of La Mirada have rent control law? Posted on Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 at 5:19pm.
Ben Nicolas wrote: Hi Peter,

As far as I know La Mirada does not have rent control laws. You can always call the city directly to double check though. Posted on Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 at 6:20pm.
Dioni Alonzo wrote: Has the Citiy of Long Beach and of Culver City, Rent Control Ordinances? Posted on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 3:21am.
Ben Nicolas wrote: Hi Dioni,

I'm pretty sure that both don't but you need to call city hall for both cities to confirm that with someone in the housing department.

Posted on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 4:10am.
cassandra youngadishi wrote: My Mother is a senior citizen on a fixed income. She has been living in the same apartment for 5 yrs. They raised her rent 25.00 when I ( daughter) asked them to fix a few things in her apartment. Is this legal. I read her rental agreement, is there something specific that I should be looking for ? Posted on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 at 8:17pm.
Jim Witter wrote: Is San Vicente Mobile home Park under the rent control ordinance Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 1:52am.
Ben Nicolas wrote: Hi peter I would call LAHD to verify how RSO affects mobile home parks Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 3:16am.
Ben Nicolas wrote: Hi Cassandra

What city does your mom live in? Is their rent control in that city?


Raising your rent is not in and of itself illegal and if it was only $25 it probably was within what RSO allows (even if she lives in area covered by rent control) if they hadn't done this in the past your repair requests could have reminded them that they need to increase their revenues to keep up with ongoing maintenance costs Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 3:20am.
cassandra wrote: Hi Ben, My Mom lives in inglewood. Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 8:46am.
Nohelly wrote: My new landlorn wants to charge us $350 dollars more. I live in a 2 bedroom 1 bath house built in the 1920 with the original cabinets. There has been no work done and i pay $1,150 today. Can they raise the rent that much. I live in maywood ca 90270. I would be paying $1,500 plus $50 for extra parking. Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 2:21pm.
Ben wrote: Cassandra: Unfortunately I don't think Inglewood has rent control, there are still state laws that landlords and property managers have to adhere to http://www.cityofinglewood.org/default.asp

Nohelly: Maywood is its own city (not in LA) and I do not believe they have rent control either
http://www.cityofmaywood.com/ try calling the city direct Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 5:49pm.
cassandra wrote: Thank you Ben ! I will look into the specifics. Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 9:22pm.

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