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Landlords Association Sues Los Angeles Over Evictions And Rent Increase Ban

Los Angeles Daily News-

 A landlords association sued the city of Los Angeles today, alleging that the COVID-19-related citywide ban on evictions and rent increases violates apartment owners’ rights under the U.S. and California constitutions.

The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles argues that while its members are sympathetic to tenants who have suffered hardship due to the pandemic, the ordinances allow tenants who actually have the ability to pay all or some of their rent to ignore their contractual obligations for the foreseeable future, according to the complaint filed in federal court.

A spokesman for the L.A. City Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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