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Apartment rent - Is there any control?

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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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 general in nature and is not intended, nor should be construed, as legal advice for a particular case. This posting does not create any attorney-client relationship with the author. For specific advice about your particular situation, consult with your own attorney.

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