Interim Rent Control Measures

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March 20, 2020 Update:

On March 16, 2020, City Manager John Nachbar--in his capacity as Director of Emergency Services and under the City's Emergency Authority--issued a Public Order that no landlord shall evict a residential tenant during this local emergency period if the tenant is able to show an inability to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 20, the City issued additional rules with details about the residential eviction moratorium.

Please read the March 16 Public Order for full details. The City Council will discuss additional updates to this order on Thursday, March 26 at a Special Council Meeting.


On August 12, 2019, interim rent control measures went into effect in Culver City for a 12-month period. If you rent in Culver City or own a rental unit, this page will help you learn more about the ordinance, whether it applies to you, and the future of rent control measures in Culver City.

View/download a quick guide to Culver City's Interim Rent Control Measures

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Use the guide below to determine:

Does the City 3% rent cap increase apply to me?

Click/tap on each section for details. If you are still unsure whether the rent cap applies to you, please contact the Housing Division at rent.control@culvercity.org or (310) 253-5790*. 

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*IMPORTANT: this decision tree should be used as a general guide only. Please review the Interim Rent Control Ordinance and/or contact the Housing Division at rent.control@culvercity.org or (310) 253-5790 for more information regarding your specific situation.

** Year built is based on the date of issuance of a certificate of occupancy or equivalent permit for residential occupancy. If you’re unsure about this date, please contact the Housing Division.

 *** In 2019, the State of California legislated a new rent cap. The California Rental Housing Association (CalRHA) provides a guide to the new law.


What are my options related to my eviction?

Click/tap on each section for details. If you require immediate assistance with your eviction, please contact the Housing Division at rent.control@culvercity.org or (310) 253-5790*.

Part 1: Start Here
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

*IMPORTANT: this decision tree should be used as a general guide only. Please review the Interim Rent Control Ordinance and/or contact the Housing Division at rent.control@culvercity.org or (310) 253-5790 for more information regarding your specific situation.


FAQs

  • Are there currently rent control measures in effect in Culver City?
  • When do the interim rent control and other measures expire?
  • What is the City’s authority to adopt rent control?
  • Is the Culver City Ordinance necessary given the Governor’s adoption of an Emergency Declaration relating to recent wildfires and Legislature’s consideration of Assembly Bill 1482?
  • What are the state law limitations on Culver City’s ability to impose rent control?
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Provide your input on Culver City's interim rent control measures

The City wants to hear from you. Starting August 12, 2019, there are several interim rent control measures in place for a 12-month period. The City is studying if these measures should become permanent. Please submit your comments on the interim regulations and suggestions for possible permanent regulations to rent.control@culvercity.org.