Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do in an emergency?
Who pays for repairs in my unit?
What happens when if lose my keys?
Can I really trust the maintenance staff in my unit?
How long is the lease term?
What is the penalty for leaving my lease early?
What do I do if my roommate leaves, but I am staying?
What happens to my security deposit if a roommate leaves, but I stay?
What is a Security Deposit?
Can a security deposit be used for the last month’s rent?
What is the Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP)?
through systematic inspections, that those who reside in rental units in Los Angeles
have a safe, livable space which meets the City & State codes for habitability. The SCEP affects tenants who reside in units within boundaries of the City of Los Angeles, including the neighborhoods of Hollywood, Marina del Rey, Palms, & Venice. As of 1/1/2005, and all subsequent years, a landlord may collect the annual SCEP fee (for units subject to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance, RSO) from the tenant of the rental unit on a monthly or yearly basis.