Housing leases or rental agreements are legal contracts. It is recommended that you contact an attorney before trying to terminate a rental agreement or lease without your landlord’s cooperation. Santa Monica College does not have a student lawyer on staff; for a list of lawyers in our area, please contact the International Education Center or International Counseling Center.
Questions on State Laws?
County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs
500 West Temple Street, Room B96
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: 800-593-8222; 213-974-1452
Receive a Copy of the Landlord/Tenant Handbook
Los Angeles Housing & Community Investment Department
1200 West 7th Street, 1st Floor
Los Angeles 90017
Santa Monica Consumer Protection
Information About Laws and Regulations
Additional Santa Monica Agencies
Santa Monica Building & Safety
1685 Main Street, #111
Santa Monica, CA 90401