SGV Housing ADU Blog

Will my ADU fall under Los Angeles rent stabilization ordinance when built?

Note: This information pertains to properties in the City of Los Angeles.  For more information, please contact the RSO Determination Department,



Last week I was asked a very interesting question, "Is an ADU on a single-family residence subject to the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance?"  The short answer to this is YES because the property moving from Single-Family Residence to Duplex or Triplex, the property is subject to rent stabilization ordinances.  Any future new development on that parcel will be rent-controlled units unless you do not develop on that property for 5 years after rent-controlled units are taken off the market.

We have created a flow chart, ADU RSO Flow Chart, to see if your property will fall under rent stabilization ordinances.

Will my ADU fall under rent stabilization ordinance when built

Disclaimer: I am not an attorney, please seek advice from a real estate attorney before moving forward.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *