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A jury ruled in favor of Santa Monica renter Paul Aron on Wednesday in a landmark tenant eviction case. A jury found his landlord tried to evict him with intentions of malice.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Housing, Rent Control

Jury Rules In Favor Of Santa Monica Resident In Landmark Tenant Eviction Case

Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 8:43 am

A long-term low-rent Santa Monica tenant has won a David vs. Goliath case against a local landlord attempting to evict him on breach of his 1991 rental contract.

News, Santa Monica, Housing, Rent Control

Santa Monica City Attorney, Rent Control Agency To Host Landlord-Tenant Forum

Posted Nov. 17, 2014, 10:02 am

The Consumer Protection Division of the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office and the City’s Rent Control Agency will host a free forum on landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities.

News, Santa Monica, Rent Control

Santa Monica Rent Control Board Obtains Affordable Rental Housing Court Win

Posted Sep. 7, 2014, 9:41 am

The Santa Monica Rent Control Board obtained a vital court ruling on Aug. 13 that preserves greatly-needed affordable rental housing.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Smmusd, Rent Control

Nominations Open July 14 For Santa Monica City Council, SMMUSD Board, SMC Board

Posted Jul. 6, 2014, 9:30 am

Want to serve on the Santa Monica City Council? Or maybe the Rent Control Board, Santa Monica College Board of Trustees, or Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education?

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Housing, Rent Control

Letter To The Editor: Is This The End Of Rent Control In Santa Monica?

Posted Jun. 11, 2014, 2:50 pm

Dear Editor, This just happened to my assistant in Santa Monica: My assistant has lived in her Santa Monica rent control apartment since the early 80’s. She was a renter during the era of TORCA conversions and because she could not afford to convert her one bedroom apartment into a condo, she has remained there as a tenant ever since.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Housing, Rent Control

City Of Santa Monica Backs Potential Ellis Act Reform

Posted Feb. 18, 2014, 9:15 am

A city known for its favorable rent control practices hopes to be included in legislative reform making it tougher for property owners in Santa Monica and across the State to evict rent-controlled tenants in order to sell the property or otherwise take it off the rental market.

News, Santa Monica, Rent Control

Santa Monica Landlord To Repay Tenants More Than $18,000 In Overcharged Rent

Posted Feb. 6, 2014, 9:11 am

A Santa Monica couple with a small child will have their rent reduced from almost $3,000 per month to just over $1,200 per month, after a successful Santa Monica Rent Control Board civil enforcement action.

Susan Cloke, Columnist

Santa Monica, Columnist, Rent Control, Susan Cloke

Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights To Hold Annual Membership Convention

Posted Sep. 21, 2013, 9:12 am

Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights (SMRR) began 34 years ago. They will hold their Annual Membership Convention this Sunday at 2 pm at the Church in Ocean Park.

News, Development, Santa Monica, Rent Control

Village Trailer Park Finally Meets Its End

Posted Jul. 22, 2013, 9:09 am

The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel probably burned its brightest last week as a long and arduous battle several years in the making appears to finally have met its end when the Santa Monica Rent Control Board gave the final green light for a mixed-use development to replace Village Trailer Park (VTP) at 2930 Colorado Avenue.

News, Santa Monica, Rent Control

Rent Control Board Announces 1 Percent General Adjustment For 2013

Posted May. 4, 2013, 9:07 am

The Santa Monica Rent Control Board announced a 1 percent General Adjustment for 2013 will take effect September 1, 2013.

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