LA Weekly recently had an article regarding the tenants in Boyle Heights’ Mariachi Plaza disputing an eviction they are facing. Long term residents are facing eviction or substantial rent increases as a result of capital improvements made to the property.
Many of these units may be protected by the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance which regulates evictions and rents; however, landlords have used creative methods to increase rents and evict tenants. Generally, the LARSO requires “for cause” evictions meaning that tenants face an eviction if they fail to pay the rent timely or breach some term in the Lease. In either case, a tenant is provided three days to perform (either pay rent or fix the problem).
The article, “Facing Eviction, Boyle Heights Mariachis are going to court” can be found on LA Weekly.