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Pomona Urgency Ordinance No. 4320’s Just Cause for Eviction Protections

The Pomona Urgency Ordinance also contains a provision requiring just cause when attempting to terminate a Pomona tenant’s tenancy.  These provisions regulate why a landlord may evict a tenant and require relocation payments to Pomona tenants for certain no-fault evictions.  Pomona tenants forced from their home in violation of this ...

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Pomona Rent Control

The Pomona Urgency Ordinance’s rent control protections (“Pomona Rent Control”) protect tenants by limiting rent increases to reasonable amounts per year.  For units covered by the law, Pomona Rent Control limits rent increases to no more than four percent (4%) or the change in the Consumer Price Index, whichever less. California ...

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Antioch Rent Control

The City of Antioch recently passed a Rent Stabilization Ordinance protecting most Antioch tenants from drastic and life-altering rent increases.  The Antioch Rent Ordinance’s rent control provisions limit annual rent increases yearly.  Tenants whose Antioch Rent Ordinance rights were violated have actionable claims against their landlords to recover money damages. ...

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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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