|What regulations does the City have?||Just Cause and Rent Control Protections|
|Year Just Cause was Originally Adopted||1979|
|Year of Most Recent Just Cause Amendment||2015|
|Year Rent Control Originally Adopted||1979|
|Year of Most Recent Rent Control Amendment||2017|
|What causes for eviction are considered just cause - tenant at-fault?||
|What causes for eviction are considered just cause - no-fault?||
|Key Eligibility and Exemption Summary||Eligible units:
Noteworthy exemptions from eligibility include:
|Is there a minimum tenancy for coverage?||No|
|Do protections apply to new construction?||No, only applies to buildings built before 6/13/1979|
|What triggers the obligation to pay relocation assistance?||
|What units are eligible for rent control and which are exempt?||
|Additional Details||Landlords can only raise a tenant’s rent by a set amount each year (tied to inflation).
Landlords can also petition for other increases. Notably, capital improvements can be passed through to the tenant for a maximum increase of 10% or increased operating and maintenance costs for a maximum increase of 7%, but these rent increases must be documented and approved by the Rent Board before they can be imposed. The tenant can request a hardship exemption for the capital improvement and operating and maintenance passthroughs.
Tenants can petition the Rent Board to decrease their rent if the landlord has failed to provide agreed upon or legally required services—e.g., the landlord takes away storage space, parking, washer/dryer, etc. or the landlord fails to maintain the premises as safe and habitable (e.g. the apartment has uncorrected housing code violations).
|Does the landlord have to petition for additional increases?||Yes|
|On what grounds is the landlord allowed to petition for additional rent increases?||For certain types of rent increases, landlords must file a petition at the Rent Board
before serving the tenants with a notice of the increase. The tenants are not required to pay
the increase unless and until the Rent Board approves it after a hearing.
There are five types of rent increases that require the filing of a landlord petition. These are:
|Does the City have a Rent Board?||Yes|
|Is the Rent Board appointed or elected?||Appointed|
|Number of Buildings Covered by Rent Control||TBD|
|Number of Buildings Covered by Just Cause||Approximately 172,400|