The Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance (rent control law) allows a landlord to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent, but requires more information and more work than a standard eviction.
The Los Angeles rent control laws are completely biased against the landlord, but until the rent control laws can be repealed, Los Angeles landlords must continue to endure the hardship and jump through governmental red-tape simply to remove the tenant from the property.
Under the Los Angeles Rent Control laws, eviction termination notices based on non-payment of rent requires that the landlord register the unit and serve the tenant with a copy of the certificate of registration as a prerequisite to demanding rent. Failing to meet this requirement is a defense to an eviction based on non-payment of rent under Los Angeles rent control. Furthermore, registration and service on the tenant AFTER service of the 3 day notice will not save the 3 day notice. Both registration AND service of a copy of the Statement of Registration of Rental Units must be served concurrently or prior to the 3 day termination notice.
If the tenant has paid excess rent, the landlord will be unable to evict based on non-payment of rent.
The 3 day notice should state that it complies with the LA Rent Control laws.
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