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City of Los Angeles Home Sharing Ordinance

HOME SHARING IS NOT ALLOWED IN RSO UNITS

Home Sharing Ordinance

Beginning July 1, 2019, the City’s new Home-Sharing Ordinance will be in effect, and will be implemented by the City’s Planning Department.

In December 2018, the City Council adopted the Home-Sharing Ordinance (CF 14-1635-S2), creating regulations to restrict short-term rentals to one’s primary residence, in order to prevent the wholesale conversion of homes into rental properties.   The Home-Sharing Ordinance requires hosts who wish to engage in short-term rentals to register with the City Planning Department and post their registration number on all advertisements. Hosts must adhere to all requirements and must use the online portal to register.

Home-sharing cannot be offered in any rental housing in the following circumstances:

  1. No home sharing in units covered by the (Rent Stabilization Ordinance) RSO, which applies to most multi-family units built before October 1978. 
  2. No home sharing in any “affordable housing” with legal restrictions.
  3. No home sharing in Ellised units.  The only exception may be if all the original units are demolished and the new units are built more than 5 years after the withdrawal date.
  4. No home sharing in buildings that have been converted from RSO units to single family homes until five years after the date of conversion.  
 

To find out whether a property is subject to the RSO, search for the address in ZIMAS (zimas.lacity.org) and check under the “Housing” tab, or Text “RSO” to 1(855) 880-7368.  

Go to Home Sharing  frequently asked questions or visit: https://planning.lacity.org

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