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Old 12-11-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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Default Does Annual 3% rent increase include monthly LA inspection code?

Can anyone tell me if they are familiar with the 3% rent increase in a rent-control apartment in Los Angeles. The reason I ask is that the landlord said that there is a LA City Imposed Systematic Code Enforcement Inspection Fee of $2.96. He said that it's a monthly fee that has been added to the rent increase. Can someone please advise.

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Old 12-11-2007, 01:17 PM
 
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That is correct. I pay the same fee. But the rent increase is not 4% or 5%, I can't remember which. It just went up this year.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:21 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me if they are familiar with the 3% rent increase in a rent-control apartment in Los Angeles. The reason I ask is that the landlord said that there is a LA City Imposed Systematic Code Enforcement Inspection Fee of $2.96. He said that it's a monthly fee that has been added to the rent increase. Can someone please advise.

Thanks,
Voyager5612
The fee is something renters successfully lobbied for and got passed. Many cities in California have implemented similar inspections fees and as such are not considered a rent increase.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:35 PM
 
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Sorry, I should have said the rent increase IS 4% or 5%.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:24 PM
 
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Lightbulb In answer to your question:

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The following is taken from this site:


LA RENT CONTROL MADE EASY



What is Rent Control?
Rent control, or rent stabilization, is much more than the 4% maximum increase to which people refer. It is a collection of laws that regulate how much a landlord can raise (or must reduce) the rent, limit the reasons for eviction, and more. Rent control and eviction protections work together, so that the landlord doesn't get around a rent limit by evicting the tenant, instead, or vice versa. Rent control is part of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, the ordinances which specially regulate things within the city. The rights you have living in Los Angeles depend on whether your rental unit is under rent control.

For those under rent restrictions, the legal maximum increase had been 3% for the past several years, as of July, 2006, the maximum base increase is now 4%.

This "base" amount is subject to 3 different types of surcharges.

(1) If an additional person (not replacement) moves in (other than the first minor child) and resides there more than 30 days (not visiting friend who maintains other residence), the rent may be increased by up to 10% during that occupancy. [Reg 310.07]

(2) The SCEP fee [Systematic Code Enforcement Program] to pay for the building inspectors to check all of the rental units for defects, even if you don't request it; this amount varies and is currently $35.52 per year, or the landlord can tack on $2.96 per month to your rent. The landlord MUST give you a written 30-day notice of this increase or he CANNOT charge it.

(3) The tenant's half of the rent registration fee is $9.35 per year, assessable once in June of each year. The landlord MUST give you a written 30-day notice of this increase or he CANNOT charge it. When your rent is increased, the SCEP and registration fees are not increased by that percentage, but the higher rent for the additional occupant IS included in the 4% base increase thereafter.


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Old 12-11-2007, 10:12 PM
 
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My 2007 rent increase, in a rent control building, was five percent.
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