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Will Rent Hike Freeze Change How Landlords Make Your Home a Better Place to Live?

Buildings built after 1978 aren't covered by rent control (Photo by Here in Van Nuys via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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If landlords can't raise your rent, by law, then they may not fix up the property, either.

The Los Angeles City Council has moved forward with a Rent Stabilization Ordinance, backed by Councilman Richard Alarcon, which would authorize a moratorium "that would prevent for up to six months apartment owners from levying the usual 3 percent annual rent increase at rent control units," explains the Los Angeles Business Journal.

The freeze on raising rent has caused some landlords to express in return that such a moratorium would force them to hold off on all maintenance and improvement projects, since the increased rent would have gone towards paying for such endeavors.