When a rent hike's too much, who you gonna call?

Adik has leased a beauty salon in La Crescenta for 20 years. The rent is now going up 10%, and Adik wants to know whom to complain to.

Nobody likes a rent increase -- except landlords, of course -- and 10% is a pretty hefty change.

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California has some rules that apply in this situation, but they might not make Adik happy.

And, yes, there is a state agency to take such beefs to. For more, check out today's Ask Laz video.

If you have a consumer question, email me at asklaz@latimes.com or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz.

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