San Francisco Rent Board Announces Next Year’s Annual Allowable Rent Increase Will Be 1.6%

The San Francisco Rent Board announced the annual allowable rent increase for rent increases that go into effect between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. The annual allowable rent increase will be 1.6%. The annual allowable limit for rent increases that went into effect between March 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018 is 2.2%. This amount is calculated as 60% of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose region, which was 2.7%. Note that the annual rent increase applies to base rent only. If par... Read more

Oakland Votes to Require Relocation Payments for Owner Move-In Evictions

Oakland’s City Council just voted to require landlords to make relocation payments to tenants when performing an owner move-in eviction, relative move-in eviction, or an eviction for condo conversion.* This will extend relocation payments to all no-fault evictions. Relocation payments were already required for Ellis Act and code compliance evictions. According to the proposed legislation, the relocation payments are dependent upon how many bedrooms are in the unit: $9,875 per unit for units with three or more bedrooms; $8,000 per units fo... Read more

Alameda joins the eviction protection movement!

The City of Alameda just passed a new ordinance greatly strengthening its eviction protections by eliminating “no cause” evictions! The new ordinance was passed June 6, 2017 and is expected to be effective on July 6, 2017. It is retroactive to May 3, 2017, in that it renders null and void any “no cause” notice to terminate a tenancy that was served on or after May 3, 2017. The new ordinance amends Ordinance No. 3148 (Alameda’s Rent Stabilization and Limitations on Evictions Ordinance). Alameda joins San Francisc... Read more

San Jose Now Has Eviction Protections!

San Jose’s City Council just approved eviction protections for 450,000+ tenants! Under the new law, a landlord will be required to have a just cause for eviction. Additionally, a landlord will be required to make relocation payments for certain types of evictions. These protections will be similar to those already in place for tenants in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. Under the old law, San Jose tenants could be evicted for no reason at all. San Jose already has modest restrictions on rent increases (typically limited to 5% per y... Read more

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