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I live Pasadena, CA, and I've been a tenant at my current

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I live Pasadena, CA, and I've been a tenant at my current residence for 18 years. Just in 2015, I received a letter stating that the owner was increasing my rent from $1025 to $1200, which occurred in 2015; just this afternoon, I received another letter stating that my rent will increase an additional $200, effective in October, so my question is, is the rent increases, so hefty and often, legal?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Gerald-Esquire replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

Unfortunately, Pasadena is NOT a rent control city. Many cities in Claifornia do have rent control ordinances that restrict a landlord's ability to raise rent. BUT Pasadena is NOT one of those cities. So I am sorry to tell you that there is no violation by this landlord in your particular situation.

I am sorry that this is not what you had hoped to hear, but I would not want to mislead you into pursuing an action that you have no opprotunity to succeed in.

Here is more information about rent control in California:

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