City of Long Beach, CA. Residential Rental Ordinance

In June 2019, Long Beach City Council adopted an ordinance requiring landlords to pay relocation payments to residential tenants who are displaced by no fault of their own. The ordinance was developed through a research and stakeholder engagement effort, which is summarized in the Report on Tenant Assistance Policies (TAP) and its associated policy recommendations, which were presented to the City Council in April 2019.

On November 12, 2019, the Long Beach City Council adopted Ordinance No. 19-0029 (Ordinance) temporarily prohibiting no-fault notices and evictions through December 31, 2019, unless the vacation of the unit is required by a government agency or a court. The urgency Ordinance took effect immediately on November 12. The Ordinance was adopted to protect tenants until the State of California Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (State Tenant Protection Act) takes effect on January 1, 2020

Through December 31, 2019, the Ordinance prohibits owners of residential rental properties in Long Beach from removing a tenant unless the tenant is at fault (unless the vacation of the unit is required by a government agency or court).

 

State of California Rent ordinance 1482

On October 8, 2019, the State of California enacted the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (State Tenant Protection Act). The State Tenant Protection Act imposes a statewide cap on annual rent increases and prohibits evictions without just cause effective January 1, 2020
The State Tenant Protection Act caps annual rent increases at 5 percent plus the percentage change in the cost of living or 10 percent, whichever is lower. It applies to all apartments and other multi-family buildings containing two units or more. Single-family homes and condominiums are exempt, unless they are owned by a corporation, real estate investment trust, or limited liability corporation when at least one member is a corporation.

The Act also exempts duplexes when one of the units is occupied by the owner. Buildings constructed within the last fifteen (15) years are exempt, as are deed-restricted affordable housing units and units subject to an agreement that provides housing subsidies for lower-income households.