We offer a variety of programs and services for property owners to invest in their properties and have a positive return on their investment. These programs also provide landlords with the opportunity to exercise their due process rights through the administration of the General Manager’s hearings, Rent Adjustment Commission’s (RAC) hearings and appeals.
Required inspections, fees, and standards
If you own or manage property that has two or more residential units on a parcel of land and at least one or more of the residential units is rented or offered for rent, then your property is within scope of the Los Angeles Housing Code.
Enforcement of citations and orders
What if I do not timely comply with Citations and Orders to Comply affecting my building?
My building has been cited
The Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) conducts regular periodic inspections of residential multi-family rental units. The purpose of the inspection is to verify residential buildings are in compliance with all applicable building and housing codes.
Overview of cost recovery and rent adjustment programs
Use our guides to calculate allowable rent increases for RSO properties.
Owning a Rent-Stabilized property
If you rent in the City of Los Angeles, your rental unit may be subject to the city’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO), which regulates rents and evictions, if the property was built on or before October 1, 1978.
Properties under jurisdiction of these programs are subject to fees, of which two major program fees, the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) and the Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP), are billed annually.
I received a hearing notice
Hearings afford landlords, tenants and interested parties a right to due process.
Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP) notices
REAP is a program that encourages landlords to fix and restore their properties.
Restoring utility services through UMP
UMP is an alternative to termination of utilities and essential services in qualifying properties.
Resources for all rental properties
Resources to housing laws outside the scope of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO).
Appeal a THP Determination
Property owners have 15 calendar days from the date LAHD issues a determination accepting or rejecting the THP to submit an appeal. If the THP is not appealed, the approved THP will be implemented.
Foreclosure Registry Program
The Foreclosure Registry was enacted to establish a residential property registration program as a mechanism to protect residential neighborhoods, including abandoned properties, from blight through the lack of adequate maintenance and security as a result of the foreclosure crisis (Ordinance No. 181185).