City of Thousand Oaks Tenant Protections

The information below is provided by Tenants Together, based partially on research conducted by the Urban Displacement Project, and was last updated in October 2018. For complete information on the City's tenant protections, please visit their website here.

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Rent control is effective at keeping people in their homes. Rent control policies limit rent increases and provide greater housing stability for tenants. Rent control ordinances in California allow landlords to set the initial rent in any amount, but limit rent increases after a tenancy begins.

Rent control is often combined with eviction protections, known as "just cause for eviction," to make sure that landlords do not get around the rent increase limits by simply evicting tenants arbitrarily and bringing in new tenants. Just Cause protections provide basic fairness and prevent retaliation, discrimination, and harassment proactively.


Rating 4
What protections does the City have? Only Rent Control Protections
Year Rent Control Orginally Adopted 1981
Year Most Recent Rent Control Amendment 1987

Rent Control Protections Summary

Key Exemption Summary N/A
Minimum tenancy for coverage? N/A
Do Rent Control Protections apply to construction? N/A
What triggers the obligation to pay relocation assistance? N/A
What units are eligible for Rent Control?
  • Small number of apartments units and all mobile homes.
  • Apartment rent control does not apply to any tenant who moved into their apartment unit after 1987. Only apartment tenants who have lived in the same eligible rent controlled unit since 1987 are eligible for rent control.
Additional Details This is really a mobile home ordinance that applies to a few apartments.
Banking Allowed? No
Does the landlord have to petition for additional rent increases? Yes, they must submit to the Community Development Department
On what grounds can the landlord petition for additional rent increases?
  • Capital improvements and rehabilitation
  • Just and Reasonable Return
  • Procedures

Rent Board Summary

Rent Board The City of Thousand Oaks does not have a Rent Board
Number of Units Covered by Rent Control 9
Number of Units Covered by Just Cause Protections 9