|What regulations does the City have?||Just Cause and Rent Control Protections|
|Year Just Cause was Originally Adopted||2003|
|Year of Most Recent Just Cause Amendment||2017|
|Year Rent Control Originally Adopted||2002|
|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 Exemption Summary||
A rental unit or rental units contained in a building that has a certificate of occupancy
for the new construction of the unit or building in which the rental unit(s) is contained
is issued on or after December 31, 1995.
(This exemption applies only to rental units that were newly constructed from the ground up and does not apply to units that were created as a result of rehabilitation, improvement or conversion of commercial space, or other residential rental space.)
If no certificate of occupancy was issued for the rental unit or building, in lieu of the date a certificate of occupancy, the date the last permit for the new construction was finalized prior to occupancy shall be used.
|Is there a minimum tenancy for coverage?||No|
|Do protections apply to new construction?||No, only applies to buildings with a certificate of occupancy before 12/31/1995|
|What triggers the obligation to pay relocation assistance?||
|What units are eligible for rent control and which are exempt?||Exempt units:
|Additional Details||The Oakland Rent Adjustment Ordinance (O.M.C. 8.22.070) allows an annual rent increase based on the regional Consumer Price Index (“CPI”).
The “CPI rate” takes effect on each July 1 and remains in effect through June 30 of the following year. A property owner can raise rent
above the CPI rate.
One justification is “banking”.
“Banking” refers to deferred allowed annual rent increases. These annual rent increases are determined by the City and are also known as CPI increases or annual general rent increases. Annual rent increases that were not given, or were not given in full, can be carried forward to future years. Subject to certain limitations, property owners may defer giving annual general increases up to ten years. General increases that were not imposed within ten years expire. If challenged, evidence of the rental history of the subject unit is required.
|Does the landlord have to petition for additional increases?||Yes|
|On what grounds is the landlord allowed to petition for additional rent increases?||
The Rent Ordinance requires property owners to petition for any rent increase
not based on the CPI increase or Banking.
Property owners may also petition for an exemption from the RAP for qualifying properties.
Property owners may apply to remove a property from the rental market as allowed by the Ellis Act.
A property owner can raise rent above the CPI rate, based upon these justifications:
|Does the City have a Rent Board?||Yes|
|Is the Rent Board appointed or elected?||Appointed|
|Number of Units Covered by Rent Control||TBD|
|Number of Units Covered by Just Cause||TBD|