Los Angeles sued to stop tenant data collection
Apartment owners across Los Angeles balked in 2016 after the city mandated that they hand over data on rental agreements, utilities and parking, and other information. Now, one of Southern California’s largest tenant and owner’s rights organizations has sued the city in federal court to put a stop to this.
The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles alleges that the Rent Stabilization Ordinance amendment requiring owners to provide the city with monthly rental amounts, specific unit numbers, utility payments and onsite parking availability violates constitutional protections against unlawful searches. Providing that information is required for a city-issued Rental Registration Certificate, without which landlords cannot rent properties.
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