Can a landlord take away a parking spot from a tenant who is past the initial year lease and is now a month-to-month lease?

Asked over 1 year ago - Los Angeles, CA

If a tenant is month to month after the intial year term is completed, is all that is required a 30-day notice in order to change a tenant's parking space or take away their right to a space?

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Also, we are in a building built in the '60s. So we are under rent control here, I believe.

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  1. Daphne Lori Macklin

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    Answered . If the parking space was part of the original rental agreement, then only a 30-day written notice is needed to advise the tenant of a change in terms of the rental agreement. As for the rent control issues, you will need to consult with a housing law attorney in your community.

    This is not a substitute for a consultation with a housing law attorney.
  2. Frances Miller Campbell

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    Answered . The landlord can take away a parking space in rent-controlled Los Angeles ONLY if he also reduces your rent to compensate you for the loss of the housing service. If the landlord does not also reduce your rent (by a reasonable amount), he is illegally raising your rent.

    According to the Los Angeles Housing Department ("LAHD") Rent Adjustment Commission regulations, your rent should be reduced from $60.00 to $200.00 per month, depending on the "density" of your neighborhood, i.e., how hard it is to park there. I am adding a link to the regulations relating to reduction of services.

    You should call the Los Angeles Housing Department and ask to speak to an investigator--the investigator will write to your landlord and advise him that he cannot take away the parking space without reducing the rent.

    Important things to remember: 1. The fact that I answered a question that you asked me on line, doesn't make me... more
  3. Douglas Whitney Weitzman

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    Answered . I agree with most of the answers from the other 2 attorneys, but I believe that if the unit is under rent control, that they cannot take the parking space from you for any reason. If the space is assigned to someone else and you file a complaint with the local rent control board, they will either demand that you get the space back, or if that can't be done, then you should get a reduction in rent. Most jurisdictions do give between $50 and $200. I am mostly familar with SM rent control board, so that has been my experiences.

    This is general legal advice intended for informational purposes only and does not create and attorney/client... more

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