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Program Overview

The Rent Stabilization Program is responsible for administering the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance. This includes procedures on the following:

  • The rental unit registration process
  • Appeals and hearings
  • Relocation fees
  • Landlord rent adjustment applications
  • Evictions
  • FREE Mediation services

For more information, please click here.

 
Contact BHRent
CONTACT: Beverly Hills Rent Stabilization
ADDRESS: 455 N Rexford Drive, Room 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
EMAIL: BHrent@beverlyhills.org
URL: www.beverlyhills.org/BHrent
DEPT PHONE: (310) 285-1031
 
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Notice of City Council Study Session

The Beverly Hills City Council will discuss possible amendments to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) at their next City Council Study Session.

CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION

DATE: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

TIME: 2:30 PM

LOCATION: City Hall, Council Chamber, 455 N Rexford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA

If you have questions regarding the upcoming public meetings, please contact the Rent Stabilization Program hotline at: (310) 285-1031 or via email: bhrent@beverlyhills.org.

 

Notice Of RSO Urgency Ordinance

 

BEVERLY HILLS CITY COUNCIL PASSES URGENCY ORDINANCE ELIMINATING NO-CAUSE EVICTIONS

Beverly Hills, CA – By a unanimous vote, the Beverly Hills City Council Thursday night passed an urgency ordinance which eliminates no-cause evictions by landlords in the City.  The vote comes after months of public engagement and input on the issue of the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO). 

The City Council continues to explore options in an effort to develop a more balanced RSO, but conveyed an urgent need to address the no-cause eviction regulations while these discussions continue.  It is anticipated that a final draft ordinance will be brought for City Council consideration before the end of the year.

The current City of Beverly Hills RSO provides protections for tenants under two Chapters – 5 and 6.

Chapter 5 requires landlords to have a just cause in order to evict a tenant.  These just cause reasons include failure to pay rent; violations of obligations of a tenancy; maintenance of nuisance; illegal uses; refusal to execute leases; refusal to provide access and unapproved tenants.

Under Chapter 6, landlords are allowed to evict a tenant for no-cause, provided they pay relocation fees.  The City Council voted to amend the ordinance relative to Chapter 6 and eliminate the no-cause provision.

A recent report to the Council showed more than half of the City’s renter households are considered rent burdened and nearly 30% are considered severely rent burdened.

Details on the appeal process for landlords will be forthcoming at the next City Council meeting of November 6, 2018.  For more information, please visit www.beverlyhills.org/bhrent.

If you have questions regarding the notice, please contact the Rent Stabilization Program hotline at: (310) 285-1031 or via email: bhrent@beverlyhills.org

On November 6, 2018, City Council passed Urgency Ordinance 18-O-2765, which replaces 18-O2762, the ordinance associated with the above press release. View and download Urgency Ordinance 18-O-2765 below:

AGENDA REPORT RE: PRESENTATION OF FINAL HR&A, ADVISORS, INC REPORT;

Video of the Oct. 11 Study Session:

http://beverlyhills.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=49&clip_id=6273

Video of the Oct. 18 Study Session:

http://beverlyhills.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=49&clip_id=6286

Copies of the Agenda Report, final issue papers, and presentations delivered by staff and consultant, are below:

Notice of Special City Council Meetings

The Beverly Hills City Council will discuss possible amendments to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) at their next Special City Council meeting. City Council will also receive the final report from HR&A Advisors, Inc. on the RSO policy issues, which includes feedback received at the Facilitated Dialogue Sessions. Staff will also present the final report on Habitability Standards. The Special City Council meetings are scheduled as follows:

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING No. 1

DATE: Thursday, October 11, 2018

TIME: 7:00 PM

LOCATION: City Hall, Council Chamber, 455 N Rexford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA

 

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING No. 2

DATE: Thursday, October 18, 2018

TIME: 10:00 AM

LOCATION: City Hall, Council Chamber, 455 N Rexford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA

The final report from HR&A and staff’s memorandum on Habitability Standards will be available prior to the Special Council meetings online at www.beverlyhills.org/BHrent. If you have questions regarding the upcoming public meetings, please contact the Rent Stabilization Program hotline at: (310) 285-1031 or via email: bhrent@beverlyhills.org.

 

Facilitated Session #3 - September 16, 2018. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thank you to those who joined us at the last Facilitated Session, where city consultant HR&A presented research findings concerning Maximum Annual Rent Increase Policies.

Below are the materials from the meeting.

Facilitated Session #2 - August 26, 2018. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If you missed the second facilitated session on August 26, 2018, you can watch the video above.

We continue to collect feedback on the issues discussed at any of the facilitated discussions. To specifically comment on the second session's issues, please find the following comment cards.

We encourage you to submit your comments to Rent Stabilization staff via email, in person, or mail. You may also simply send an email with your comments to bhrent@beverlyhills.org.

Facilitated Session #1 - August 15, 2018. 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

If you missed the second facilitated session on August 15, 2018, you can watch the video above.

We continue to collect feedback on the issues discussed at any of the facilitated discussions. To specifically comment on the first session's issues, please find the following comment cards.

We encourage you to submit your comments to Rent Stabilization staff via email, in person, or mail. You may also simply send an email with your comments to bhrent@beverlyhills.org.

Other Updates

Notice of Available Draft Issue Papers Regarding Analysis of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance

Notice of Available Draft Issue Papers Regarding RSO Analysis 7-30-18

Below please find the draft issue papers which will also be attachments to the agenda report for the August 7, 2018 City council Meeting:


Notice of Public Meetings

Revised Notice of Facilitated Dialogue Sessions

The Rent Stabilization Program is issuing this revised notice of public meetings changing the dates and locations previously published regarding the upcoming facilitated dialogue sessions.

A series of facilitated dialogue sessions have been coordinated to share information on policy issues relative to the rent stabilization ordinance. Consultant HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) will provide their evaluation of policy issues to obtain public input. A total of three meetings are scheduled as follows:  Wednesday, August 15th, Sunday, August 26th, and Sunday, September 16th.

For full details please see the link below:

Revised Notice of Public Meeting - Facilitated Dialogue Sessions


 

Notices of Updates to Relocation Fees and Maximum Allowable Rent Increases

On Monday, June 25th, the Beverly Hills Rent Stabilization Program processed two important notices to tenants and landlords. The Notice of Adjusted Relocation Fees, which apply to all tenants, lists the relocation fees effective as of July 1, 2018. The Notice of Allowable Rent Increases, for Chapter 6 tenants only, lists the maximum allowable rent increase effective June 12, 2018.  Both Notices reflect the year over year percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index from May 1st of the current year and May 1st of the immediately preceding year (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). To review these important notices, please see the following:

Notice of Adjusted Relocation Fees (All tenants)
Notice for Allowable Rent Increases (Ch. 6 tenants only)

Resources

 

Report a Code Violation

To report a violation of the rent stabilization ordinance, please call Community Preservation (310) 285-1031.


 

Beverly Hills Housing Rights Legal Services Program

Bet Tzedek Legal Services, a non-profit legal aid firm, now provides free legal consultations and assistance to individuals who live in Beverly Hills and who meet financial eligibility criteria. Informational sessions are available every Monday from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Roxbury Park Community Center located at 475 S. Roxbury Drive.  Appointments may be made by calling Bet Tzedek Legal Services at (323) 939-0506, extension 499.

For additional information, please click here. If you have questions, please call the Human Services Office in the Community Services Department at (310) 285-1006. 


CALIFORNIA TENANTS
L.A. County Department of Consumer & Business Affairs

For all issues not covered under the local Beverly Hills Rent Stabilization Code and for all civil or lease-related issues, please contact Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Rent Stabilization information at (213) 974-1452, or visit http://dcba.lacounty.gov/consumer-protection