Rental Property Owners, Owning or managing rental housing|

If you own or manage property that has two or more residential units on a parcel of land and at least one of the unit is a rental unit, you are required to register your property for periodic inspection and maintain your property in accordance with applicable codes and standards. On this page you will find information regarding required inspections, fees, maintenance of property, building codes and standards, and other pertinent information. In addition to required inspections, your rental property may be subject to the city’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO).

Are there any required inspections?

In accordance with the Housing Code, the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) must conduct regular periodic inspections of the residential rental units on your property. To do so, the LAHD operates the Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP). LAHD also conducts complaint based inspections at properties for which a complaint has been filed.

The purpose of SCEP and the complaint inspection program is to verify compliance with the standards set forth in the applicable building and housing codes. The SCEP and complaint inspection programs maintain the quality of life enjoyed by the residents of the City.

Property activity report

The purpose of the Internet based Property Activity Report is to allow easy access and visual display of general information from the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) Code, Compliance and Rent Information System (CCRIS)

Keep your property well maintained

Maintaining decent, safe and sanitary rental housing is required by the law.

Understanding and complying with orders

Building codes and standards are established to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community, as such understanding orders issued by the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) is key to achieving compliance.

Major repair in occupied properties

If you plan to renovate, repair, or alter a building subject to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO), your proposed work may qualify within the scope of the Tenant Habitability Program.

Repairing natural disaster damage?

It may be possible to recover costs for eligible improvements including certain work mandated by a federal, state or local agency through the Health, Safety or Building Codes, or, due to the repair of damage caused by a natural disaster, e.g. fire, flood, or earthquake.

Owning a residential hotel

Residential hotels are often the last resort to affordable housing for the very low income, elderly and disabled. To protect residential hotels from conversion or demolition, the City of Los Angeles established the Residential Hotel Unit Conversion and Demolition Ordinance (RHO). Under the RHO, it is unlawful to convert or demolish residential units in a residential hotel without first obtaining proper clearance from the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD).

Avoid liens, perform urgent repairs

The Urgent Repair Program (URP) was established to ensure that rental property owners make immediate repairs of hazardous conditions that affect the health and safety of the building’s occupants. If hazardous conditions that cause a building to be uninhabitable exist, the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) may be forced to vacate these units and/or buildings.

Save money, Gateway-to-Green

Gateway-to-Green (G2G) is a Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) program that helps multi-family rental property owners save money, water, and energy.

Are there any training programs?

The purpose of Property Management Training Program (“PMTP”) is to instruct property owners on how to improve the management of their properties.

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