Los Angeles landlords have been handing out eviction notices by the thousands this year, hitting numbers not seen since 2016. The L.A. Times is reporting that more than 40,000 notices had been given out since late January, according to the city controller’s office. And many at what are considered to be higher-end apartment buildings.
The 40,000 notices were sent to residents of about 8,400 buildings. The L.A. Times notes that the 10 buildings sending the most notices to their tenants—more than 150 each—were upscale apartments in Downtown L.A. and Hollywood, as well as some Valley locations.
Of the notices handed out, roughly 94 percent of the notices gave tenants three days to address issues with 96 percent of notices issued for nonpayment of rent. The housing department also has an estimated backlog of 5,000 paper copies received in the mail that need to enter into its database, which remain unaccounted for in these numbers.
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