Richmond Rent Control

August 16, 2018

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 […] Read More

The City of San Jose Apartment Rent Ordinance and Tenant Protection Ordinance – San Jose Rent Control

July 13, 2018

The City of San Jose has enacted the Apartment Rent Ordinance, which prevents excessive and unreasonable rent increases, and the Tenant Protection Ordinance, which protects certain tenants from eviction absent one of several enumerated just causes. These ordinances only apply to certain residential rental units. What properties are covered under the City of San Jose’s Apartment […] Read More

Mountain View Rent Control and Tenant Relocation Assistance Program

May 29, 2018

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, […] Read More

Oakland Rent Control

August 22, 2017

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

Berkeley Rent Control

July 13, 2017

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 […] Read More

New 2017 Tenant Laws

February 8, 2017

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 […] Read More

Los Gatos Rent Control

July 27, 2016

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 […] Read More

Alameda Rent Control

March 20, 2016

What units are covered by eviction protection? All units in Alameda are covered by eviction protection, including single family homes and condominiums, and new construction.  Eviction protection is not extended to units where rents are regulated by federal law, the housing authority, or other state or local program.  Nor is it extended to mobile homes, […] Read More

Condo Rent Control

January 14, 2016

Ever wonder if the condominium you rent is covered by rent control or exempt under Costa Hawkins? We have put together a chart that can be used to determine if in fact you are covered by rent control. Read More

Roommate Rent Control

April 24, 2015

Your landlord may not be able to increase your rent just because your roommate is moving out. Under the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, a roommate that moves into an existing tenancy sometimes is entitled to keep the rent level inherited from the original occupants. A state law known as Costa Hawkins has made it more […] Read More