Termination of REAP Recording

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When a property is accepted into the Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP), the Department records a notice on the title of the property to inform any prospective buyers that there may be fees owed associated with REAP. This notice will remain on title until City Council removes the property from REAP (LAMC § 162.08).

After the City Council adopts a resolution removing the property from REAP, and the escrow account closes, the Department must determine the amount of unpaid fees, and apply those fees to any balance remaining in the escrow account.

If the escrow account balance exceeds the amount owed in fees, a refund will be issued to whomever was the owner of record at the time that the City Council authorized the property’s removal from REAP, otherwise a bill will be issued for the balance of fees. To determine how much is owed for your property, please submit your demand using the demand request form approved by the Department.



To request a copy of the REAP notice recorded on title, please contact the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorders Office.

If you would like to know how much is owed on your property, please submit your demand request form approved by the Department.

If you are waiting to receive the remaining balance from the REAP escrow account, please ensure that the Department has received an original copy of your W-9 form.

If you still have questions after reviewing the information available here, please contact us at the numbers below, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday:

Phone: (844) 864-REAP
Fax:     (213) 808-8810
TTY:    (213) 473-3231

Or by email:  hcidla.reap@lacity.org