I live in Los Angeles and am moving. I have lived here for several years and try to find RSO rentals so rent doesn’t go sky-high after a year of living somewhere. I found one I like and was approved and was given a lease agreement to sign and return. One section of the lease I find confusing is a part that says anyone staying 14 or more cumulative days will be considered a new tenant and will be subject to an additional $100/mo/25%/or the maximum stated by a rent control ordinance, whichever is higher. First of all I believe 10% is the maximum so it shouldn’t be whichever is higher, and second I though someone was a guest until they stay 30 CONSECUTIVE days. I’m just wondering if I’m wrong before I say something. It’s not even as if I want to have an additional tenant, but 14 cumulative days can be met simply by my out of state mother visiting 2 times a year or something along those lines, and surely she shouldn’t be considered a new tenant. Thank you in advance!
The language you provided limits the rent increase to the max allowed under the RSO. Contact the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department and ask them what the max increase for an additional tenant allowed under the RSO or bring them the agreement to review, so you can have peace of mind.
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