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October 31, 2019

On Wednesday, October 23, the City of Los Angeles approved a temporary moratorium on “no cause” evictions for some housing units, meaning landlords will no longer be able to evict a tenant without cause in about 138,000 rental units in the City of Los Angeles. While many renters in the City of Los Angeles are already covered by just cause eviction protections under the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance, no such protections exist for tenants living in units that received their certificate of occupancy after October 1, 1978.

Starting in January 2020, a new state law (AB 1482) will offer just cause eviction protections on most rental units built before 2005. However, in advance of these laws taking effect, many advocates reported a rise in “no cause” evictions. The City of Los Angeles’ temporary moratorium ensures that the eviction protections of AB 1482 will take effect immediately.

To learn more about the AB 1482 protections and whether you or your clients’ housing situation may be covered by these protections, please consult with the following information from the Legal Aid Foundation here (or here for Spanish language resources).

To learn more, please feel free to reach out LAHSA's Legislative Affairs Manager, Alex Visotzky by email.

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