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2024 Pasadena Rental Housing Board:
NEW RENT CONTROL & EVICTION LAWS

What is Measure H?

The Pasadena Fair and Equitable Housing Charter Amendment (Measure H, effective December 22, 2022) limits rent increases and evictions on certain residential rental units with the City of Pasadena.

FAQ: NEW RENT CONTROL LAWS

Measure H applies to multi-unit residential rental properties built before February 1, 1995.

– Residential rental units built after 1995.

-Hospitals, medical facilities, treatment/recovery programs, educational dorms, convents, and nursing homes.

– Condominiums and single-family homes

-Subsidized units owned by a government agency or by a nonprofit and subsidized by tax credits.

– Landlords may only increase rents once every 12 months, with a written 30-day notice.

– The annual rent increase effective October 1, 2023, is 2.75%.

– New “Base Rent” Determination: For tenancies commencing on or before May 17, 2021, the new base rent is the rent in effect on that date. Prior to imposing any rent increase, rents must be rolled back to the rent in effect on May 17, 2021, or the initial rent paid by the tenant for tenancies that commenced after May 17, 2021.

FAQ: NEW EVICTION PROTECTIONS

When terminating a tenancy, owners of rental units covered under Measure H must provide written notice specifying one of the allowed Just Cause reasons for eviction.

-Residents in hotels/motels for a duration of less than 30 days.

-Hospitals, medical facilities, treatment/recovery programs, educational dorms, convents, and nursing homes.

-Certain government-owned rental units.

-Owner-occupied units where the tenant shares a bathroom or kitchen with the owner

– Condominiums and single-family homes Subsidized units owned by a government agency or by a nonprofit and subsidized by tax credits.

-Failure to pay rent.

-Owner or owner relative move-in.

-Withdrawal of the rental unit from the market.

-Breach of Lease.

-Nuisance.

– Necessary and Substantial Repairs.

-Failure to give access to the unit.

-Refusal to execute a new lease.

-And others…

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For additional information, please contact the Pasadena Rental Housing Board at: rentalboard@cityofpasadena.net.

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