Are you a tenant/renter or a landlord?
Do you know your rights and responsibilities?
Below are some resources to help you understand your rights and navigate the landlord tenant relationship.
Sources of Your Rights and Responsibilities
- California state law (Law 101: Landlord Tenant (courtesy of the Sacramento Public Law Library)
- The Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinances (Los Angeles Municipal Code)
- The Los Angeles Rent Adjustment Commission Regulations
Housing and Community Investment Department of Los Angeles
The Housing and Community Investment Department of Los Angeles (HCIDLA) is a government agency of the City of Los Angeles.
The Regulatory Compliance and Code Bureau serves as a resource to landlords and tenants, to provide information on their rights and responsibilities under the Rent Stabilization Ordinance and the City and State Housing Codes. Assistance is also provided at any one of its public counters and over the phone, and it provides year-round workshops on various landlord-tenant topics.
Our housing inspectors respond to code violation complaints and conduct scheduled inspections for each of the 760,000 rental units in the City of Los Angeles. Rental properties with persistent code violations are referred for further enforcement to programs; such as the Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP), where outreach contractors are available to assist landlords and tenants become familiar with their rights and obligations in maintaining rental properties, or to the Office of the City Attorney for criminal prosecution. Our housing investigators are ready to assist tenants and landlords with RSO questions and resolving violations.
Have a question? Do you want to find out if your rental is subject to the Rent Stabilization Ordinances?
Contact the HCIDLA’s toll-free hotline:
This website provided by the California Courts provides information on the eviction process, forms, and information about other services.
A guide regarding landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities.
Information from the Los Angeles County Superior Court regarding unlawful detainer actions, interpreters, and the court’s general orders.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE RESOURCES ARE PROVIDED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE AND ONLY FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE NOR REPLACE THE ADVICE OF A LEGAL PROFESSIONAL***