BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills is sending out rental registry notices to tenants in Beverly Hills of multi-family units to verify information from the city’s rental registry.
According to a press release from the city of BH, the notice is aimed to verify the base rent amount reported to the city by the landlord, which will be used to calculate the amount of rent increases that will be allowed each year. Only tenants of units currently registered will receive the notices in the mail.
The Beverly Hills City Council passed a rent stabilization ordinance earlier this year that halts rent increases to 3 percent per year, requires relocation fees for all tenants who are evicted without cause and establishes a rental unit registry database. The ordinance allows landlords to appeal the rent increase limit as well.
If the rent amount in the notice is accurate, no further action will be required. If the rent amount is incorrect, tenants can file an appeal within 15 days of the date on the notice. Appeals of incorrect rent amount can be filed online at www.beverlyhill.org/BHrentAppeal, in person at City Hall, First Floor Reception Desk at 455 North Rexford Drive, or by postal mail to the City of Beverly Hills – Rent Stabilization Program – 455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
For those residents with questions about the notice or the appeal process, staff is available to assist at: (310) 285-1031 or visit www.beverlyhills.org/BHrent.