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Oakland Tenant Law Articles

Oakland Rent Control

Am I covered by Oakland Rent Control? The Oakland Residential Rent Adjustment Program applies to buildings with two or more units in Oakland that have a certificate of occupancy prior to January 1, 1983. However, the following units are not covered by the Oakland Rent Ordinance:

Oakland Relocation Program

What is required for a temporary eviction for substantial repairs? Before sending a tenant a written notice to vacate for substantial repairs, the landlord must obtain all necessary permits from the City of Oakland. The eviction must be in good faith and be for substantial repairs that cannot be completed while the unit is occupied. The substantial repairs must be necessary either to bring the property into compliance with applicable codes and laws affecting health and safety of tenants of… Read More »

New 2017 Tenant Laws

2017 ushered in a host of state and local laws that affect your legals rights as a tenant: New State Tenant Laws The California legislature enacted several laws protecting tenants, including creating new laws related to bed bugs, regulating condominium pesticide treatment notices and procedures, and augmenting rules pertaining to public accessibility of court records in unlawful detainer proceedings. AB-551 – “Bed Bug Law” (Effective 1/1/17) This law establishes a landlord’s duty to ensure prompt treatment and control of bed bugs.… Read More »

Oakland Condo Conversion

What buildings can be converted to condominiums in the City of Oakland? In the City of Oakland, all buildings can be converted to condominiums.  If the building is located in the Lake Merritt District, the owner of the building must build new units to replace the units that are being converted. Can the landlord increase rent during the condominium conversion process? A landlord may not increase a tenant’s rent for twelve months after the filing of the tentative map or… Read More »

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