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Ordinance No. 20-03 went into effect on December 5, 2019.
For properties whose rent increases are governed by City Ordinance No. 20-03, the current rent cap is 3% or CPI (Consumer Price Index) whichever is greater. Pursuant to the Ordinance, the CPI timeframe, as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is September to September (Los Angeles Area). The rent cap as of May 2020 is 3.0% for properties whose rent increases are governed by the City.
In October 2020, if the City determines the rent is less than 80% of Fair Market Rental Values (FMRV), as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), an owner will have the option to do a subsequent rent increase up to the maximum 5% allowed.
Example: In February 1, 2020, an owner increases rent by 3%. In October 2020, the City determines the rent amount is less than 80% of FMRV, therefore, the owner is allowed to do a subsequent 2% increase. After the 2% increase, if the rent is still less than 80% of FMV, in February 2021, the owner will be allowed to do an additional 5%.
For properties governed by State Law AB1482, the rent cap is 5% plus CPI, not to exceed 10%. The CPI timeframe, as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is April to April. The Current CPI for April 2020, is .7%. The rent cap as of May 2020 is 5.7% for properties whose rent increases are governed by the State.
The City’s 3% or CPI cap will be effective until December 31, 2024. On January 1, 2025, the City’s Rental Housing Protection law will change to align with the State of California (5% plus CPI, not to exceed 10%).
The State of California’s tenant protection law will be effective for 10 years (2030).
There are two rental laws that govern the City of Inglewood’s residential rental properties. City Ordinance No. 20-03, and State Law AB1482. To determine which law governs your residential property type, see the table below:
TYPE OF PROPERTY
CITY - ORD NO. 20-03
STATE - AB 1482
Single Family Home/Condo
Owner Occupied Duplex (2 rental units on 1 parcel)
Non-Owner Occupied Duplex (2 rental units on 1 parcel)
5% plus CPI, not to exceed 10%
Triplex (3 rental units on 1 parcel)
Fourplex (4 rental units on 1 parcel)
5 or more Units with a Certificate of Occupancy Issued before February 1, 1995
3% or CPI whichever is greater
5 or more Units with a Certificate of Occupancy Issued between 2/1/95 and 12/31/2004
Residential Construction within the Past 15 Years
** Please note, all residences with the zip code 90304 are located in the unincorporated territory of Lennox, CA and are governed by L.A. County’s tenant protections. For more information about L.A. County’s new tenant protections, or if you have questions regarding a landlord’s rights and responsibilities, contact DCBA’s Rent Stabilization program:
• Phone: (833) 223-RENT (7368)• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org• Website: rent.lacounty.gov
All rental properties in the City of Inglewood are governed by Ordinance No. 20-03, as the Just Cause Eviction clause is the same as State Law AB 1482 with the exception of relocation assistance (See Ordinance No. 20-03 – Section 8-123). To determine if your rental property is affected by the parameters set forth in the Just Cause Eviction Clause, see table below:
Owner-Occupied Single Family Home/Condo
EXEMPT - Provided that the owner is not a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), Corporation, or LLC in which at least one member is a corporation; and the tenants have been provided with the proper notification that the property is exempt.
Just Cause Evictions
**The property is EXEMPT from the Just Cause Eviction clause in the event the residential real property is alienable separate from the title to any other dwelling unit and the owner is not a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), Corporation, or LLC in which at least one member is a corporation; and the tenants have been provided with the proper notification.
Just Cause Evictions
Properties that are exempt from the law are required to provide renters with written notification stating: “This property is not subject to the rent limits imposed by Section 1947.12 of the California Civil Code and is not subject to the just-cause requirements of Section 1946.2 of the California Civil Code. This property meets the requirements of Sections 1947.12 (d)(5) and 1946.2 (e)(8) of the California Civil Code and the owner is not any of the following: (1) a Real Estate Investment Trust, as defined by Section 856 of the Internal Revenue Code; (2) a Corporation; or (3) a Limited Liability Company in which at least one member is a corporation.”
A Just Cause Eviction is a Tenant Protection afforded after 12 months of tenancy. Owners and landlords must comply with the Just Cause parameters outlined in Ordinance No. 20-03 (Sections 8-120 and 8-121). There are two types of Just Cause Evictions: “At Fault” and “No Fault.” In the event of a no-fault eviction, relocation assistance is due to the tenant (See Ordinance No. 20-03 – Section 8-123).