A new AAGLA lawsuit has been filed against the City of LA challenging the validity of two new anti-landlord ordinances recently passed by the city.
AAGLA Lawsuit Targets Two Anti-Landlord Ordinances
The new AAGLA lawsuit challenges two ordinances that the city of LA recently passed.
The first ordinance that is a target of the AAGLA lawsuit prohibits landlords from moving forward with a non payment of rent eviction case until the tenant owes more than one month of the fair market rent. This is Ordinance 187763.
The second ordinance that the AAAGLA lawsuit targets require landlords to pay tenants who decide to move after receiving certain rent increases. This is Ordinance 187764.
Both of these laws, in my opinion, are illegal and I hope the AAGLA lawsuit is successful in overturning these two illegal ordinances in the city of LA.
The AAGLA lawsuit seeks to invalidate Ordinance 187763. Ordinance 187763 forces landlords in the city of LA to wait on proceeding with a non payment of rent case until the tenant owes more than 1 month of the fair market rent for the property. This contradicts state law and should therefore be invalided. As of the writing of this article, the fair market rent for a one bedroom is $1,747 and the fair market for a two bedroom is $2,222.
If the landlord has been too nice and hasn’t been charging the tenant at least the fair market rent, Ordinance 187763 now requires landlords to wait to begin an eviction case based on non payment of rent until the tenant owes more than one month of the fair market rent. The AAGLA lawsuit argues that this is illegal.
The AAGLA lawsuit seeks in invalidate Ordinance 187764. Ordinance 187764 requires landlords in the city of LA to pay the tenant if the tenant decides to move out after receiving a rent increase that exceeds the lesser of (1) the Consumer Price Index – All Urban Consumers, plus five percent, or (2) ten percent.
This ordinance contradicts state law and the AAGLA lawsuit hopes to have this law invalided.
What is the new AAGLA lawsuit filed against the City of LA about?
The new AAGLA lawsuit seeks to invalidate two ordinances passed by the LA city council. The first ordinance (187763) forces landlords to wait to begin a non-payment of rent eviction until the tenant owes more than one month of the fair market rent. The second ordinance (187764) requires landlords to pay tenants who decide to move out after receiving certain rent increase notices.
More information on the AAGLA lawsuit here.
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