For Tenants

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This tenant's guide explains basic provisions of the West Hollywood Rent Stabilization Ordinance. It is not intended as a substitute for legal advice or for reading the Ordinance and the Regulations.

The information provided in this guide pertains to most, but not all, rental units in West Hollywood. Certain residential units are exempt from most provisions of the Ordinance. Units exempt from the Maximum Allowable Rent but not from the Eviction Code include: new construction with a certificate of occupancy issued after July 1, 1979; condominiums and properties with only one unit on the entire parcel whose tenants moved in on or after January 1, 1996; governmentally owned- or subsidized housing (for example, Section 8). Units exempt from the entire Ordinance include: institutional facilities; non-profit housing; and some units in hotels or motels.