The California Apartment Association, Los Angeles Division is a non-profit trade association serving the rental housing industry in Greater Los Angeles county.
LAHD Free Informational Workshop Schedule for 2013Once again in 2013, the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) is offering free informational workshops to help landlords and property managers in their knowledge and understanding in regard to the city's Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO). For more information about the 2013 workshops, call LAHD at 213.928.9075. Annual Rent Increase for LA Rent Controlled Units The annual rent increase for units subject to the City of Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) will be 3% effective July 1, 2012. For more information click here.Santa Monica Rent Control Board Approves 1.54% Rent Increase Earlier this year, the Santa Monica Rent Control Board approved a 2012 General Adjustment of 1.54%, with a $26 ceiling. This means that tenants’ Maximum Allowable Rent (MAR) may go up by either 1.54% or $26, whichever is lower. This is the amount by which MAR will be adjusted; owners are not required to increase actual rents. Low-income tenants who are over 62 or are disabled may apply for a waiver of monthly registration fees, which can lower total monthly rent payments by $13 per month. For more information click here.LA City Council Rejects 50/50 Split of SCEP FeesThe LA City Council rejected the proposal on Tuesday, October 25th to split the Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP) fees between tenants and landlords. Thank you to those who attended the hearing, wrote e-mails and made phone calls to your elected officials. Councilmember Richard Alarcon introduced a motion (seconded by Councilmember Ed Reyes) that would have requested that the SCEP fees be shared by the property owner and resident. Currently, rental housing owners are allowed to pass through 100% of the SCEP fee to their residents.Alarcon’s motion failed on an 8-5 vote:No: Cardenas, Englander, Krekorian, Parks, Perry, Rosendahl, Wesson, ZineYes: Huizar, Koretz, Garcetti, Reyes and AlarconThe Council also approved increases to the Rent Stabilization Program (RSO) Fee to $24.51 per unit annually and an increase to the SCEP fee to $43.32 per unit annually. Both increases go into effect on January 1, 2012.LA City Board of Public Works Approves Trash Pickup Changes for Apartment Buildings On Monday, February 13th, the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works unanimously backed the new waste system that would move Los Angeles from a free-market permit system to an exclusive franchise system in which the city would select one private waste hauler to serve 11 different regions. CAA-LA opposes the exclusive franchise system as the proposed system will increase prices, reduce competition and lead to a loss of hauler relationships that our members currently have which result in volume discounts. To read more click on the links below:KPCCLA TimesLA Daily News