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LA Landlords Urge Renters To Pay Online Due To Coronavirus Safety Concerns

A "For Rent" sign is seen on a building Hollywood, Calif., May 11, 2016. L.A. County is considering a rent stabilization measure for its 88 cities. (Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
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Many L.A. landlords have been urging their tenants to pay rent online, saying the purpose is to promote social distancing and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

Some tenants are getting charged hefty online payment fees. And housing rights advocates say in many cases, these requirements may violate California state law.

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