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New landlord asking for a rent increase? (LOS ANGELES)

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New landlord asking for a rent increase? (LOS ANGELES)

Postby jozeref9 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:22 pm

hi there i want to thank you ahead of time.

I live in los angeles city. The apartment complex in which i live in has rent control. I used to pay 800/month with the old landowner. The apartment complex was sold about 1 week ago to a new landlord. The landlord just visited me and ask for more rent money. He wanted me to sign a new lease and pay 1000/month. Is that legal? does he have the right to do that?

any help would be greatly appreciated

thnx
-jose
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Postby Aubergine » Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:33 pm

See this pamphlet providing an overview of tenant protections under the City of Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance: http://www.ci.la.ca.us/lahd/geninfo.pdf

There is nothing there to indicate that a new landlord is entitled to a special rent increase.

The Los Angeles Housing Department, which administers the Rent Stabilization Ordinance, has a website at http://www.ci.la.ca.us/lahd/

For legal advice and representation, try the resources you can find through http://www.lawhelpcalifornia.org
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