The allowable rent amount on a property subject to the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance (LASRO) after a tenant vacancy will depend on the reason for the vacancy.
The rent can be raised to any amount if the vacancy was the result of:
- Voluntary vacancy by the former tenant
- The former tenant was evicted for non-payment of rent
- The former tenant was evicted for violating the terms of the rental agreement
The rent cannot be raised for a new tenant if the vacancy was the result of any other issue not identified above. Examples include:
- An eviction of the previous tenant to recover the unit for the use of the landlord or his manager
- The property was used for an illegal purpose
- An eviction based on the tenant’s refusal to enter into a new written agreement, with similar provisions
- An eviction based on the tenant’s refusal to allow the landlord reasonable access to the rental unit
The Law Office of David Piotrowski represents landlords throughout southern California and can assist with a tenant eviction.