City of Santa MonicaRent Control Department1685 Main St., Rm 202Santa Monica, CA 90401(310)458-8751Email the Rent Control Board
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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.
NOTE: The Rent Control Board will be holding a public hearing at the February 12th Board Meeting regarding adopting a regulation requiring landlords to file "buy-out agreements" with the Rent Control Board. For more information, see the Staff Report (included as a link) at Item 11 on the meeting's Agenda.
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.
03/12/15 Next Regular RCB Meeting - 7:00 p.m.
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