ALLOWABLE RENT INCREASES
Central (Wilshire) Regional Office 3550 Wilshire Blvd., 15th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90010 East Regional Office 2130 E. 1st ST., Suite 2600 Los Angeles, CA 90033 South Regional Office 690 Knox St,. Suite 125 Los Angeles, CA 90502 North (Valley) Regional Office 6400 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Suite 610 North Hollywood, CA 91605 East Regional Office 1645 Corinth Ave., Suite 104 Los Angeles, CA 90025 CITY OF LOS ANGELES P.O. BOX 17280, LOS ANGELES, CA 90017-0280 866-557-RENT (7368) HCIDLA.LACITY.ORG Rent Stabilization Bulletin The Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) which became effective May 1, 1979, was designed to protect tenants from excessive rent increases while allowing landlords a reasonable return on their investments. The following information reviews the allowable rent increases for those rental units subject to the Ordinance. AUTOMATIC ADJUSTMENTS The rent for a rental unit may be increased without the permission of the Rent Adjustment Commission (RAC) or the Rent Stabilization Division under the following circumstances by: 1. Three percent (3%) to eight percent (8%) every 12 months in accordance with the annual rent increase percentage, which is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) average for the twelve (12) month period ending September 30 of each year. The annual adjustment may be applied once each year. The 3% to 8% annual increase is NOT cumulative or retroactive. THE CALCULATED ANNUAL INCREASE PERCENTAGE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2020 IS FOUR PERCENT (4%). For allowable rent increase amounts in previous years, refer to the table on the next page. This annual increase may be imposed only if twelve (12) months or more have elapsed since the last such rent increase.