Engage in rent gouging, and you might face rent controls.
Many landlords across Inglewood will be temporarily barred from raising rents more than 5 percent—and from evicting tenants—under an emergency rent control measure adopted unanimously today by the City Council.
The moratorium will be in place for 45 days, effective immediately, and may be extended for up to one year. It applies to apartment buildings, duplexes, and other rental units built prior to February 1, 1995. But pursuant to California’s law regulating rent control, it does not affect single-family homes and condos. [Source]