LA Moves To End COVID Protections On Evictions, Rent Hikes

California's most populous city has country's longest, strongest pandemic-related safeguards for tenant

  • Starting next year, landlords will again be allowed to evict tenants for not paying rent even if they’re past due  for COVID-19-related reasons, under recent proposal released by the city’s housing department
  • Proposal also calls for rent increases in 2024 for tenants living in rent-controlled apartments in the city.
  • Roughly three-quarters of the city’s apartment stock is under rent control.
  • “As we recover to a new normal, the city must provide clarity to both landlords and renters on the timeline when current and past-due rent must be repaid and temporary eviction restrictions lifted” report reads.
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