ATTN: TENANTS & LANDLORDS

Annual rent increases are prohibited for rental units subject to the City's Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) from March 2020 through January 31, 2024.


The City Council approved a 4% rent increase for properties subject to the RSO from February 1, 2024 through June 30, 2024. An additional 1% for gas and 1% for electric service can be added if the landlord provides the service to the tenant. State law requires landlords to provide an advance 30-day written notice for rent increases of less than 10%.


To find out if you live in an RSO unit, go to zimas.lacity.org. Or, text the letters "RSO" to: 1(855) 880-7368 and follow the instructions (use the lowest number address on the property, for example, building includes addresses 1722, 1724, 1726, 1728 No. Main Street, use 1722 N Main St.)


For non-RSO properties, please contact the Housing Department about allowable rent increases at: 1-866-557-7368 or submit an inquiry 24/7 at Ask-Housing (housing.lacity.org/ask-housing), choose "rent increase" from drop down menu.

RSO RENT INCREASE CALCULATOR

* denotes a required field

Percent of Annual Allowable Rent Increase:

4%
( Amount should not include any surcharges such as SCEP $2.83, etc.)

Total New Monthly Rent Payment:

Does the landlord pay the electricity? *

( If the tenant has their own DWP bill then select No)

Does the landlord pay the gas? *

( If the tenant has their own Gas Company bill then the answer is No. The gas does not include the payment for a common furnace boiler or hot water heater)

Plus Monthly RSO Surcharge Added to Rent

$1.61

Plus Monthly SCEP Surcharge Added to Rent

$2.83
Calculation :
Total New Monthly Rent Payment with Allowable Rent Increase and Surcharges:

Each year landlords may pass through to tenants the RSO and the Systematic Code Enforcement Program fee (SCEP) surcharges with proper written notice as follows:


SCEP Pass Through Amount: Effective January 1, 2022, the SCEP fee is a total of $67.94 per unit which landlords may collect from tenants at a rate of $2.83 per month for 12 months each year with a proper written notice.


RSO Pass Through Amount: Effective January 1, 2020, the RSO fee is a total of $38.75 per unit which landlords may collect from tenants at a rate of $1.61 per month for 12 months each year with a proper written notice.


The SCEP and RSO surcharges are separate and in addition to the rent amount and can only be collected after the landlord registers the units and gives written notice to the tenant.

This calculator is designed to be an informational and educational tool only. Your use of the calculator is voluntary. The City of Los Angeles does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of any results produced by the calculator. If you use the results for any purpose, the responsibility for that use is entirely with you, the user. The City of Los Angeles is not responsible for any damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use the calculator, or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission, or any failure of performance.