Richmond Rent Control

The City of Richmond has a rent increase limitation ordinance (“Richmond Rent Control”), which caps the annual amount a landlord can increase rent, and a just cause eviction ordinance (“Richmond Eviction Control”), which protects tenants from eviction absent one of the enumerated just causes for eviction. RICHMOND, CAL., MUN. CODE. art. XI, § 11.100 et […]

Possible Rent Control Expansion Sets Off Debates in Bay Area

“If California voters approve Proposition 10 this fall, they won’t be ending the debate over how to address the state’s soaring rents. In fact, by repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, voters will spark a multitude of intense housing deliberations at the local level.”” “California’s Supreme Court has held that rent control laws must allow […]

Mountain View Rent Control and Tenant Relocation Assistance Program

The City of Mountain View has a rent increase limitation ordinance (“Mountain View Rent Control”), which caps the annual amount a landlord can increase rent, and a just cause for eviction ordinance (“Mountain View Eviction Control”), which protects tenants from eviction absent one of the enumerated just causes for eviction. Mountain View, Cal., City Code, […]

Wrongful Eviction

When is it Wrongful Eviction? Under the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, Oakland Rent Ordinance, and Berkeley Rent Ordinance, a wrongful eviction occurs when a landlord forces a tenant to move out of a rent-controlled unit. This can be either a permanent or temporary ouster. Landlords wrongfully evict tenants in many ways. It is wrongful eviction […]

Berkeley Rent Control

What units are covered by the Berkeley Rent Control? The Berkeley Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance has two separate protections that are best thought of as distinct:  rent increase limitations and just cause eviction protection, these are often referred to as Berkeley Rent Control. Some units in the City of Berkeley have […]

Los Gatos Rent Control

What units are covered under the Los Gatos Rent Ordinance? Properties with three or more rental units held under common ownership and located in the City of Los Gatos are covered.  The Ordinance covers all rent increases and landlord/tenant disputes arising after July 1, 1980.[1]  The following units are excluded from rent control: Multi-unit properties […]

Hayward Rent Control

What units are covered under the Hayward Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance? A landlord must own at least five units in the City of Hayward for the Hayward Rent Ordinance to apply.  It can be any kind of common ownership and any percentage of ownership.  A landlord cannot set up LLCs or corporations to hide the […]