Tenants score a big win at City Council!

Beverly Hills City Council felt your pain last night. Gone are 10% rent increases and evictions without relocation fees. In a meeting that stretched to beyond midnight, Council heard many persuasive tenant accounts of investing in community only to be tossed out summarily or hounded out by capricious and excessive rent hikes. Around 1 am City Council used a seldom-invoked urgency ordinance to approve critical reforms to the rent stabilization ordinances. Read More Tenants score a big win at City Council!

Our Beverly Hills apartment rent was upped 10% AGAIN this year.

My household just received our second consecutive annual near-10% increase and we’re mad as hell. We’ve had years of steady increases and now we are paying double what we did at move-in. Why? Because so-called rent stabilization policies in Beverly Hills don’t do the job of stabilizing rents. It fails to protect tenants from no-just-cause evictions. And it allows landlords a tool for the slow-motion eviction: a 10% annual increase. Ours is the only rent-stabilized city that extends no greater protections than state law for the majority of our tenants. Read More Our Beverly Hills apartment rent was upped 10% AGAIN this year.