Posted Jun. 17, 2015, 9:55 am
Santa Monica Rent Control Board chair Christopher Walton announced at the board's May 14 meeting that the 2015 annual general adjustment percentage will be 0.4 percent, based on the application of the formula set forth in the City Charter.
Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 8:43 am
A long-term low-rent Santa Monica tenant has won a David vs. Goliath case against a local landlord attempting to evict him on breach of his 1991 rental contract.
Posted Nov. 17, 2014, 10:02 am
The Consumer Protection Division of the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office and the City’s Rent Control Agency will host a free forum on landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities.
Posted Sep. 7, 2014, 9:41 am
The Santa Monica Rent Control Board obtained a vital court ruling on Aug. 13 that preserves greatly-needed affordable rental housing.
Posted Jul. 6, 2014, 9:30 am
Want to serve on the Santa Monica City Council? Or maybe the Rent Control Board, Santa Monica College Board of Trustees, or Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education?
Posted Jun. 11, 2014, 2:50 pm
Dear Editor, This just happened to my assistant in Santa Monica: My assistant has lived in her Santa Monica rent control apartment since the early 80’s. She was a renter during the era of TORCA conversions and because she could not afford to convert her one bedroom apartment into a condo, she has remained there as a tenant ever since.
Posted Feb. 18, 2014, 9:15 am
A city known for its favorable rent control practices hopes to be included in legislative reform making it tougher for property owners in Santa Monica and across the State to evict rent-controlled tenants in order to sell the property or otherwise take it off the rental market.
Posted Feb. 6, 2014, 9:11 am
A Santa Monica couple with a small child will have their rent reduced from almost $3,000 per month to just over $1,200 per month, after a successful Santa Monica Rent Control Board civil enforcement action.
Posted Sep. 21, 2013, 9:12 am
Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights (SMRR) began 34 years ago. They will hold their Annual Membership Convention this Sunday at 2 pm at the Church in Ocean Park.
Posted Jul. 22, 2013, 9:09 am
The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel probably burned its brightest last week as a long and arduous battle several years in the making appears to finally have met its end when the Santa Monica Rent Control Board gave the final green light for a mixed-use development to replace Village Trailer Park (VTP) at 2930 Colorado Avenue.
Posted May. 4, 2013, 9:07 am
The Santa Monica Rent Control Board announced a 1 percent General Adjustment for 2013 will take effect September 1, 2013.