Some residents of Altadena and unincorporated areas of East Pasadena and San Gabriel can breathe easier, for a time, as temporary rent control measures in those areas–and others–will remain in place through year’s end.
A 4-1 vote by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors extended an ordinance that, for apartments built before 1995, bars landlords from raising rents more than 3 percent.
A provision which was due to expire June 18 that requires “just cause” before eviction was also expanded. Unpaid rent or violation of the terms of the lease are just cause; willy-nilly eviction beyond the scope of those terms is not just cause.
The measure remains until December 31, 2019, when, it is hoped, a permanent ordinance can be made for the unincorporated areas of L.A. county.
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