RSO Basics and Updates Webinar: Our Review

Beverly Hills rent stabilization division this week hosted a webinar Q&A titled RSO Basics and Updates. It is the latest virtual ‘training’ on tenant and landlord responsibilities. Helen Morales, deputy director of the rent stabilization division, walked through the basics: history of the rent stabilization ordinance, reasons for no-fault termination, the city’s moratorium and more. Dry stuff mostly, but there are a few nuggets to highlight before we render our verdict.

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Making the Means and Methods Plan Better: Our Recommendations

The city requires a means & method plan when construction will affect other tenants in a multifamily property. The plan discloses the nature of the work, identifies likely impacts, and proposes measures to mitigate impacts. But we hear from tenants that the means & method process is not protecting them. The process needs improvement and here is what we recommend to make it work better for tenants.

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Means and Method Plan: What You Need to Know [Updated]

A means & method plan is required by City of Beverly Hills whenever construction or remodeling will significantly impact tenants. The purpose of the plan is to inform tenants about the nature and duration of the work and to identify impact mitigations where possible. The Plan is required before the property owner pulls the permit. The process is intended to protect tenants but sometimes it works better in theory than in practice. Let us explain!

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