Although the new law will protect tenants, homeowners are believed to start taking immediate action.

Los Angeles renters receive protection thanks to new law

It can be considered a great victory for the tenants of Los Angeles.

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On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance to stop “no fault” evictions to protect tenants before state rent rules take effect in January.

An eviction without fault is defined as when a tenant is evicted for reasons that are not their fault, for example, when the owner terminates the lease. The ordinance requires a signature of Mayor Eric Garcetti to take effect, which could happen as soon as this week, according to the Los Angeles city attorney's office.

The council was also expected to approve a second ordinance that would ban all rent increases until January 1. That is when a new state law that provides similar protections comes into force.

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new rent control law earlier this month that limits rent increases across the state. Limit those increases between 5% and 10% depending on the federal increase in the cost of living.

Too prohibits owners from evicting people for no reason, which means they cannot evict tenants so they can increase the rent of a new occupant.

But that law will not take effect until January 1, 2020. With the deadline fast approaching, housing advocates say that the owners now issue eviction notices and increase rents for extravagant amounts.

It is estimated that There are about 30,000 evictions in Los Angeles every year and the threat of evictions without guilt is increasing.


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