Rent Control Seminars and Tutorials

Rent Control offers several seminars throughout the year. 

On Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office and the Rent Control Agency will host their annual Landlord/Tenant Forum. This year's event, which will be presented virtually, will include presentations by staff of the Consumer Protection Unit of the City Attorney's Office, Rent Control, and Code Enforcement.

This event is open to Santa Monica residential landlords, tenants, property managers, and service providers. Topics will include:

  • Changes to Maximum Allowable Rents per Measure RC
  • Eviction Moratorium
  • Buyout offers and compliance with the Tenant Harassment Ordinance
  • Recent revisions to the Fair Housing and Tenant Harassment Ordinance
  • Maintenance and Repairs
  • Rent Control CIVICS portal

A Q&A will follow the presentation.

Registration is required to attend this virtual event. Please click here to register.


If you missed a seminar, you may find a PowerPoint presentation or a full-length video of it below. Please note that laws and regulations may change over time, and some information presented may become out of date. If you have questions about a particular subject, please contact Rent Control directly and ask to speak to an information coordinator.


To open or save a PowerPoint presentation, click on the link below and follow the prompts. To advance the slides, you can click anywhere on the slide. To open a video presentation, just click on the link. You can expand the video itself, hover over it, and click the expand tool in the lower right corner.
2022 General Adjustment Notice Tutorial (14 min 52 sec) PowerPoint Presentation

Tenants' Introduction to Rent Control (2022)

Owning Rental-Controlled Property in Santa Monica (2022) 
2021 General Adjustment Notice Tutorial (15 min 38 sec) PowerPoint Presentation
Tenants' Introduction to Rent Control (2021) Full-length Video (1 hr 48 min)
Tenants' Introduction to Rent Control (2021) PowerPoint Presentation
Owning Rental-Controlled Property in Santa Monica (2021) Full-length Video (1 hr 58 min)
Owning Rental-Controlled Property in Santa Monica (2021) PowerPoint Presentation
Landlord-Tenant Forum (2021) Full-length Video (2 hr 17 min)
Landlord-Tenant Forum (2020) Full-length Video (1 hr 46 min)
Maintenance of Residential Rental Property (2021) Full-length Video (1 hr 40 min)
Maintenance of Residential Rental Property (2021) Slides