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San Jose Rent Control Ordinance and Eviction Protection

The City of San Jose has a rent-increase limitation ordinance (“San Jose Rent Control”), which prevents excessive and unreasonable rent increases, and a just cause eviction ordinance (“San Jose Eviction Control”), which protects certain tenants from eviction absent one of the enumerated just causes for eviction. San José, Cal., Mun. Code Title 17, c. 17.23 (2017). The Ordinances only apply to certain residential rental units. Am I covered by the rent-ceiling protections of the San Jose Rent Control Ordinance? San… Read More »

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 where only one unit is available for rent; A room in an owner-occupied dwelling where under the lease provisions the tenant has limited use of… Read More »

Mountain View Tenant Relocation Assistance Program

Does the City of Mountain View require landlords to provide relocation assistance? Tenants living in buildings with four or more units who are displaced by demolition, remodel, redevelopment, condominium conversion, or change of use are entitled to relocation.[1] Who is eligible for relocation assistance in the City of Mountain View? A residential household is eligible for relocation assistance if the household’s annual income does not exceed 80% of the median average household income for Santa Clara County, adjusted for household… Read More »

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