City of Santa MonicaRent Control Department1685 Main St., Rm 202Santa Monica, CA 90401(310)458-8751Email the Rent Control Board
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Rent Control's 2015 Consolidated Annual Report is now available and can be accessed here. As the Agency has done in recent years, the Annual Report combines the substance of Rent Control Board Annual Reports, Impact of the Ellis Act, and Impact of Market Rate Vacancies, three reports issued independently in previous years. By combining them in the same report, the Consolidated Annual Report presents yearly information regarding the status of controlled rental housing as well as a summary of the Board's and Agency's activities during the year.
Tenant Seminar May 3rd
Rent Control is offering our annual free seminar for tenants on the evening of Tuesday, May 3rd. The seminar covers the basics of the Rent Control Law including how much rent an owner may charge, what amenities are included with a unit, remedies available for maintenance issues and eviction protections. For details, read the seminar flyer here.
At the February 11, 2016 meeting of the Santa Monica Rent Control Board, the Board considered applications submitted by two parties who expressed an interest in being appointed to fill the position that was vacated following the retirement of Commissioner Ilse Rosenstein. After hearing from Anastasia Foster and Elaine Golder-Gealer, the Board voted to appoint Ms. Foster to fill the unscheduled vacancy on the Board. Following her appointment, Ms. Foster was sworn in, immediately assumed her seat and participated in the remainder of the meeting.
Anastasia Roark Foster will serve until the next municipal election in November 2016, when the current term for the seat expires. The successful candidate in the election will serve a full term through December 2020.
Owners Must Disclose Tenant Rights Prior to Making Buyout Offers
At the Board's March 12th meeting, a new regulation was adopted (Regulation 9011) to effectuate Santa Monica Municipal Code Section 4.56.050(b), which requires landlords to serve a notice on tenants of certain rights before the landlord makes a buyout offer to the tenant. The notice required by the regulation is now available at the Board's office and here. At its April 9th Board meeting the Board amended the new regulation to require landlords to file "buyout agreements" with the Rent Control Board. Tenants are under no obligation to accept buyout offers and should realistically evaluate whether any amount offered is sufficient to cover the loss of a controlled rental unit.
05/03/2016 Rent Control Seminar for Tenants
05/12/2016 Next Regular RCB Meeting
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