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LA Lawmakers Seek To Close Eviction ‘Loophole’ In New State Law

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L.A. lawmakers are trying to close what they see as a “loophole” in a new state law meant to prevent evictions.

AB 1482, which went into effect on Jan. 1, bans some forms of eviction in California. But some Los Angeles renters say they’re now facing eviction because the law allows landlords to remove tenants based on vague plans to remodel their apartments.

The L.A. City Council voted Wednesday to move forward with a plan that would require landlords to first obtain permits for remodeling work before giving tenants notice to leave. The move comes after Long Beach’s City Council voted Tuesday to enact a similar requirement.

Read the full story: Tenants Say They're Facing Eviction Due To Loophole In Anti-Eviction Law