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Old 02-27-2008, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Pacific Palisades
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Default Santa Monica Rent Control?

Does anyone know how you get on the rent control wait list for SM? I'm looking at small but cute, i.e. 1 BD, 1 BA 700-800 sq. ft. w/o parking at Barrington/ Pico area and they want $1800 non negotiable!(near 10). Does that seem crazy to anyone elsa and what am I missing and what's a single professional girl to do?
Thanks!!
Kat

Last edited by zenkat310; 02-27-2008 at 02:27 AM.. Reason: Forgot to include rent price
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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I don't know if it has changed in the last decade, but it used to be that you had to 'buy' your way into a rent controlled place in S.M. Most of the people I knew of in S.M. rent conrol places were actually pretty well off.
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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The way rent control works is your landlord can only raise the rent so much (4% tops) once per year until you move out. Once the unit has been vacated, a landlord can raise the rent to market value. btw, the 1800 is market for that area. sorry.
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:17 AM
 
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Does anyone know how you get on the rent control wait list for SM? I'm looking at small but cute, i.e. 1 BD, 1 BA 700-800 sq. ft. w/o parking at Barrington/ Pico area and they want $1800 non negotiable!(near 10). Does that seem crazy to anyone elsa and what am I missing and what's a single professional girl to do?
Thanks!!
Kat
Barrington at pico is not santa monica. Your right by the 10 frwy too. Check Craigslist and find some alternatives. I think you can do better than 1800 per month.

Do you plan to walk to work from this location, because I would suggest looking into west los angeles or santa monica, north of the 10 frwy. For $1,800 you can find a one bedroom in a much more peaceful area.

All of los angeles city is under rent control. Culver City is not.
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, which as I understand was once upon a time ago part of the United States of America
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Here in Santa Monica, my neighbor above me, Larry, has been living in our building a year longer than me, so he pays about the same as me although I split the rent of my two bedroom apartment with two girls. Larry has a two bedroom apartment as well, which is convenient for him when his Greek relatives are in town.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:23 AM
 
Location: LA
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Does anyone know how you get on the rent control wait list for SM? I'm looking at small but cute, i.e. 1 BD, 1 BA 700-800 sq. ft. w/o parking at Barrington/ Pico area and they want $1800 non negotiable!(near 10). Does that seem crazy to anyone elsa and what am I missing and what's a single professional girl to do?
Thanks!!
Kat
CESpeed got it right, the only way rent control helps you is if you live in the same apartment for a long period of time. If I were you, just keep looking because you're bound to find a better deal than $1800/month. I live just 5 blocks from the beach and pay less than that and my apartment is about the size of the one you had mentioned. You might want to consider a roommate or looking in another part of town. Palms is not too far away and one bedrooms can be found fairly easily in the $1000-$1200 range.
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