City of Santa MonicaRent Control Department1685 Main St., Rm 202Santa Monica, CA 90401(310)458-8751Email the Rent Control Board
Hours and additional information
Due to some necessary refurbishing of our City Hall office, the Rent Control Public Counter and some staff are temporarily shifting to a different office in City Hall.
Starting December 2nd, you'll find us in an office on the ground floor, on the south side of the courtyard behind City Hall. It's Room 110.
Our regular office in Room 202 is closed, so until further notice, all visitors should come to see us in Room 110 for assistance.
FINAL ELECTION RESULTS
The final results for the November 4th, 2014 election have been certified by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. The results for the three Rent Control Board seats are:
Nicole Phillis 7,790Steve Duron 6,746Todd Flora 6,480
The newly-elected commissioners will be sworn in at the Tuesday, December 9th City Council Meeting at 6:30pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Measure FS, which amended the City Charter to establish a maximum annual registration fee of up to $288 per controlled rental unit and limited the amount that landlords may pass through to tenants to 50% of the registration fee, passed with 12,061 votes. 11,325 votes were cast against the measure. The updated Rent Control Charter Amendment may be viewed here: Rent Control Charter Amendment.
Affordable Housing Opportunities!
By now, all tenants and owners should have received the Fall issue of Rent Control News. Feature articles cover the impact of the recent election and the City's developing response to the drought, including how property owners and tenants might be affected. We also provide a number of community resources for issues as varied as getting legal advice, dealing with clutter and staying in touch during emergencies. As always, each tenant can also check the Maximum Allowable Rent for their unit, which is printed on the inside flap. If you haven't received yours yet, give us a call or view it online here.
A business is offering payments to induce tenants of rent-controlled apartments to move. YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO ACCEPT. Nor does the law allow you to be harassed, bullied, or pressured into accepting. If you are considering accepting such a payment, you should realistically evaluate whether it is sufficient to cover the long-term loss of a controlled rent.
You may now pay your registration fee bill online by using your credit card or an electronic transfer from your checking account. Click here or on the 'Online Bill Pay' image to access the website where you can set up an online payment. There is a 2.5% convenience fee to use the service for your credit card or a $0.35 convenience fee for the service to pay by electronic check. These convenience fees are charged by the companies we contract with for these services. You will need the bill from Rent Control for necessary payment information, as well as your bank's routing number and your account number for payment by check, or your credit card number for payment by credit card.
Warning: If you elect to make an eCheck payment, in order to receive a receipt you must have your popup blockers disabled. If you do not get a confirmation receipt after submitting your payment, do not submit another payment. Please contact the Rent Control Agency during business hours at 310-458-8751 to verify if payment was received.
01/15/16 Next RCB Meeting Santa Monica Main Library Multi-Purpose Room, 2nd Floor
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California Tenants-A Guide to Residential Tenants' and Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities
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