City of Santa MonicaRent Control Department1685 Main St., Rm 202Santa Monica, CA 90401(310)458-8751Email the Rent Control Board
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Each year the Rent Control Board approves a general rent increase for all eligible rent-controlled units in the city. This amount is intended to cover annual increases in the average owner’s operating expenses. Rent increases are implemented in September of each year for eligible units.
Property owners may increase rents by the annual General Adjustment beginning September 1 if:
The Board form, Notice of Change in Terms of Tenancy, can be used to provide notice of a rent increase to tenants.
General Adjustment History Worksheet
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