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The Oakland Rent Adjustment Program Publishes Astonishing 6.7% Annual Rent Increase Taking Effect in July 2022

The Oakland Rent Adjustment Program announced the annual rent increase for rent increases between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. As a result, rent for Oakland tenants living in rental units covered by the Oakland Rent Ordinance’s rent control provisions may be increased by an astonishing 6.7%. The Oakland ...

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As An Oakland Tenant, Can My Landlord Say No To Overnight Guests?

Be it a significant other, a friend too drunk to drive, or a family member visiting from out-of-town, allowing an overnight guest to spend the night is a valuable privilege many Oakland tenants do not value until renting from a landlord that says no to overnight guests.  But, can a ...

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Oakland Tenant Protection Ordinance: Protecting Oakland Tenants Against Landlord Harassment

The City of Oakland Tenant Protection Ordinance protects all Oakland tenants from landlord harassment perpetrated by unscrupulous landlords, property managers, or other representatives in bad faith.  By protecting all tenancies in Oakland, and empowering tenants with a private right of action, the Oakland Tenant Protection Ordinance is a powerful law ...

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Can Your Landlord Increase Your Rent For Having A Baby?

When California tenants remain in their unit long-term, they often settle in by acquiring more possessions, ingratiating themselves in the neighborhood, making their house a home, and, frequently, having children.  Many landlords find tenants with children problematic and prefer not to rent to families.  Where long-term California tenants have, adopt, ...

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Oakland Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Hazard Pay for Certain Grocery Employees

On February 2, 2021, the Oakland City Council approved the Oakland Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Hazard Pay Ordinance. The emergency ordinance adds Chapter 5.96 to the Oakland Municipal Code and requires large grocery stores in the City of Oakland to pay employees an additional $5.00 per hour in hazard pay during the ...

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Owens v. City of Oakland Housing, Residential Rent and Relocation Board: Extending Rent Control to Tenants Separately Renting Rooms in Single-Family Homes & Condominiums

Tenants protected by rent control have been eagerly anticipating the California Court of Appeal First Appellate District’s holding in the much anticipated Owens v. City of Oakland Housing, Residential Rent and Relocation Board.  On May 29, 2020, the California Court of Appeal published its opinion, which reaffirms the widespread notion ...

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Oakland Rent Board Announces 2.7% Annual CPI Rent Increase Rate

The Oakland Rent Board announced the annual CPI rate for rent increases effective July 1, 2020, and lasting until June 30, 2021. Rent increases for tenants in Oakland rental units covered by the Oakland Rent Ordinance’s rent control protections are capped at 2.7%. Landlords may not serve a rent increase ...

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Oakland Landlords May Not Ask Tenants About Criminal Records on Applications

Beginning in 2020, Oakland tenants do not have to disclose criminal records on initial applications. The Oakland Fair Chance Housing Ordinance, also referred to as the Oakland Ban the Box housing law prohibits Oakland landlords from considering criminal record information and conducting criminal background checks at the initial rental application ...

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Oakland Halts Evictions & Limits Rent Increases During Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

Oakland tenants are protected from evictions during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 local state of emergency, Oakland landlords may not evict a tenant, except where the eviction is necessary to protect the health and safety of other occupants at the property. The Oakland Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium shall remain in ...

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