November 29, 2023 12:28 PM
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2023) — On Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office, the Rent Control Agency, and the Code Enforcement Division will host the annual Landlord/Tenant Forum at Virginia Avenue Park’s Thelma Terry Building, Workshop Room No. 3.
This year’s event will be held in person and will also be recorded and made available for viewing on the city’s YouTube channel after the event.
This event is open to Santa Monica residential landlords, tenants, property managers and service providers. Topics will include:
- Basic information for new Santa Monica owners of rent-controlled properties
- Source of income anti-discrimination laws
- Rules for repayment of outstanding COVID-19 rental debt
- Mold and excessive moisture requirements from the new property maintenance code
- Updates of Rent Control’s CIVICS portal
- ADU regulations and tenant rights
Registration is required and available here. A Q&A will follow the presentation.
In addition, the Rent Control Agency will host a Spanish-language seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Virginia Avenue Park’s Thelma Terry Building.
The workshop is for Santa Monica tenants to learn more about services and resources available through the Rent Control Agency, such as information about how rent and amenities are determined, protections against eviction, and remedies available for issues related to excess rent, amenities and maintenance. The seminar is free and open to the public. A similar seminar for tenants in English is planned for the spring.
For more information and for a description of the event in Spanish, visit santamonica.gov/rent-control-seminars-and-newsletters or call the Rent Control Agency at (310) 458-8751.
Public Information Officer