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I am sorry to hear this.
I need to confirm that the unit in under LA rent laws. Please go to
and click on ZIMAS and let me know if the property is under the rent law.
When you wrote that you filed a claim wth the housing department, did you mean the rent board?
Did you get the cat before or after the new owners took over?
Please follow the link above and click on ZIMAS to see if the unit is rent controlled.
If you tell me the street address I can look it up for you.