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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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The Richmond Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance

The City of Richmond Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance seeks to protect every Richmond tenant from harassment perpetrated by unscrupulous landlords and designed to force families from their homes.  By protecting every rental unit in Richmond and providing a private right of action, the Richmond Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance is a powerful tool ...

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Richmond Tenants Protected by Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium Until September 30, 2020

On July 21, 2020 the Richmond City Council extended the Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium through September 30, 2020.  Under the Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium, a landlord may not terminate a commercial or residential tenancy for the following reasons: The tenant fails to pay rent because of a Coronavirus/COVID-19 ...

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Richmond Tenants Protected by Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Rent Increase Moratorium Until September 30, 2020

On July 21, 2020, the Richmond City Council extended the Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Rent Increase Moratorium through September 30, 2020.  Residential Richmond tenants are protected from rent increases during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  The Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Rent Increase Moratorium does not apply to Richmond tenants in single-family homes, housing built ...

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Contra Costa County Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium Extended Until September 30, 2020

On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors extended the Contra Costa County Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium until September 30, 2020. Under the Contra Costa County Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium, Contra Costa County tenants impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic may defer rent after demonstrating loss of ...

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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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Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Extended Until May 31, 2020

On April 27, 2020, the Richmond Director of Emergency Services issued a Supplemental Order extending the Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium until at least May 31, 2020.  Under the Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, no Richmond landlord shall act to evict a Richmond tenant for nonpayment of rent related to a Coronavirus/COVID-19 ...

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Richmond Rent Board: Strategies & Tactics Every Richmond Tenant Must Know

The Richmond Rent Board administers the Richmond Rent Ordinance, sets Richmond Rent Control’s annual allowable rental adjustment, and acts as a venue to resolve disputes with landlords.  Richmond tenants can petition the Richmond Rent Board to reduce their rent due to a decrease in services, determine that the landlord has ...

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Now Protecting Richmond Tenants

Richmond tenants are protected from no-fault evictions, including owner move-in evictions & Ellis Act evictions during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Further, Richmond tenants who have suffered financial disruption due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic are protected from eviction.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Richmond landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment ...

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Richmond Rent Control

The Richmond Rent Ordinance’s rent control protections (“Richmond Rent Control”) keep Richmond tenants housed by limiting rent increases to reasonable amounts.  For units protected by Richmond Rent Control, the landlord may not increase the rent in an amount greater than an amount set by the Richmond Rent Board.  Richmond Rent ...

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