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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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The Sacramento Tenant Protection Act: Rent Control and Eviction Protections for Sacramento Tenants

Codified at Chapter 5.156 of the Sacramento Municipal Code, the Sacramento Tenant Protection Act protects Sacramento tenants by limiting rent increases, limiting evictions, and provides several enforcement mechanisms for a deprivation of rights.  The Sacramento Tenant Protection Act requires landlords to have just cause for eviction when evicting a Sacramento ...

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San Francisco Rent Board Publishes 2.3% Allowable Annual Rent Increase Taking Effect in 2022

The San Francisco Rent Board announced the allowable annual increase for rent increases between March 1, 2022 and February 28, 2023.  Rent increases for San Francisco tenants living in rental units covered by the San Francisco Rent Ordinance’s rent control provisions are capped at 2.3% during this time.  With certain ...

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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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Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Rent Increase Moratorium

Effective April 27, 2020, Richmond tenants in units covered under the Richmond Rent Ordinance are protected from rent increases until at least May 31, 2020.  The Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 rent increase moratorium does not apply to tenants in single-family homes, housing units built after February 1995, tenants in project-based section 8, ...

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San Francisco Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Extended

On April 22, 2020, San Francisco Mayor London Breed extended the previously enacted San Francisco Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium until May 22, 2020.  The moratorium protects San Francisco tenants impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic by prohibiting evictions of San Francisco tenants who suffered loss of income due to business closure, reduction ...

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San Francisco Rent Controlled Tenants Protected by Coronavirus/COVID-19 Rent Increase Moratorium

Effective April 7, 2020, San Francisco landlords may not impose rent increases on San Francisco tenants covered by San Francisco rent control during the COVID-19 state of emergency. While San Francisco tenants are protected from rent increase during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the rent increase is deferred until after the San ...

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Glendale Tenants Entitled to Relocation Assistance for Certain Evictions

The Glendale Rent Ordinance regulates evictions, requires landlords to offer one-year leases to tenants, and provides relocation assistance for certain evictions following significant rent increases.  Although the Glendale Rent Ordinance lacks rent control, Glendale tenants may be protected by California Rent Control, which limits rent increases on tenants in covered ...

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