Apartment rent - Is there any control?

Asked about 2 years ago - Sunnyvale, CA

I am in an apartment here in Bay Area. The management decided to hike the rent for a 1B/1B by $125/month which is insane. For new ones who come in they need to pay an extra $250 more for the same apartment. Isn't this greedy? Is there any control over the pricing for an apartment?

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  1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . A landlord is entitled to raise the rent to whatever the market will bear, unless the rental dwelling is subject to rent control. The cities in California with rent control are:

    Beverly Hills
    East Palo Alto
    Los Angeles
    Los Gatos
    Palm Springs
    San Francisco
    San Jose
    Santa Monica
    Thousand Oaks
    West Hollywood
    Westlake Village

    Frank W. Chen has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988. The information presented here is... more

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