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    Annual_Report13smRent Control Agency Publishes 2013 Consolidated Annual Report

    As with last year, this year's Consolidated Annual Report integrates what in past years had been issued as three separate reports: The Status of Controlled Rental Housing, the Impact of Market Rate Vacancy Increases and the Impact of the Ellis Act. You can read this year's consolidated report here.

    Vacancy Unit Registration FormThe Vacancy Unit Registration Form is Now Available Online! 

    Until now, the Rent Control Board has required owners to register new tenancies on a 3-part multicolored form that was only available from our office. Now, a single-page form can simply be downloaded for this purpose. Much of the form can be filled out online using your keyboard, but since the Rent Control Law requires a statement signed under penalty of perjury, owners must print out and sign the completed form and then mail it or bring it to Rent Control. Traditional, 3-part forms are still available for those who want them, but to get one right away, use this link to download the Vacancy Unit Registration Form from the following page.

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    Sign Up for a Rent Control Seminar

    Rent Control is offering a free seminar for tenants on the evening of Wednesday, May 7th. The Seminar will cover the basics of the Rent Control Law including how much rent an owner may charge, what amenities are included with a unit, remedies available for maintenance issues and eviction protections. For details, read the flyer.  Later in the year, we will have seminars to help owners calculate the annual general adjustment and learn what maintenance is required for rent-controlled properties. More on those events is here


    Electronic Communications Sign-Upemail

    In keeping with the goals of a sustainable Santa Monica, the Rent Control Agency is giving people who receive communications from the Agency the option of having future communications that are available electronically delivered by email.  To sign up to receive Rent Control communications electronically, click here to access a sign-up form.

    Online Bill PayeCheck

    You may now pay your registration fee bill by making an online transfer from your bank. Click on the "Pay by Check Online" link to the right of this text to initiate the payment process. Only one property may be paid for at a time, and there is a $0.35 convenience fee to use the service. You will need your bank's routing number and your account number to make the payment, as well as the bill from Rent Control for necessary payment information.

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