West Hollywood, often referred to as “WeHo” is a separate city within Los Angeles County and home to the famed Sunset Strip. The city benefits from a very dense, compact urban form with small lots, mixed land use, and a walkable street grid. According to Walkscore, a website that ranks cities based on walkability, West Hollywood is the most walkable city in California. Commercial corridors include the nightlife and dining focused on the Sunset Strip, along Santa Monica Boulevard, and the Avenues of Art & Design along Robertson, Melrose, and Beverly Boulevard.
According to the 2010 United States Census, West Hollywood’s population was 34,399; and it is estimated that 78% of those residents are renters. Given this super-majority, it’s no surprise that this city also has some of the nation’s most stringent rent control laws. To successfully manage a building in this environment, one must be fully versed in all the intricacies of these complex laws. West Hollywood’s famed rent control laws can present challenges to owners of investment properties. Touchstone Properties has the knowledge and experience to eﬀectively and equitably handle such challenges.