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Effective December 30, 2016

  • Measure L: The Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance 
  • Eviction protections apply to most rental units in the City of Richmond
  • The vast majority of multi-unit rental properties (including duplexes) constructed before 1995 in the City of Richmond are subject to rent control
    • Rents for rent-controlled units must reset to the “base rent”, or the rent paid on July 21, 2015 (or the first date that rent was paid after this date)
    • The Maximum Allowable Rent is equal to the base rent, plus all applicable Annual General Adjustment rent increases
    • Any excess rent paid in excess of the Maximum Allowable Rent following December 30, 2016, MUST be refunded to the Tenant in the form of a Cashier's check. Proof must be submitted using the online "Proof of Excess Rent Refund" form. See Regulation 17-05 for detail.
    • Visit the Rent Increase page for more information

News & Events

Rent Program Community Workshops: Habitability Issues Tenant-Focused Workshop

This workshop is designed for Tenants who would like to learn more about how to handle habitability issues in their rental unit.

Topics for discussion include:
• How to request a housing inspection
• Relocation Payment assistance
• Rent Adjustment Petitions due to habitability issues

Habitability Workshop SIDE BY SIDE

Rent Board Approves 2018 Annual General Adjustment of 3.6%

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Methodology for Billing of the Rental Housing Fee

At the June 20, 2018, Rent Board meeting, Rent Program staff members reported on the methodology employed for billing of the Residential Rental Housing Fee.

Access the presentation by clicking on the image below:

Billing Methodology Item

City Council Adopts FY 2018-19 Rental Housing Fee

At their meeting on May 15, 2018, the Richmond City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Rental Housing Fee in the amount of $207 for Fully Covered Rental Units, $100 for Partially Covered Rental Units (such as single family homes, condominiums, and new construction) and $50 for Governmentally Subsidized Rental Units (including units in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.)

Fiscal Year 2018-19 Rental Housing Fee Resolution

Rent Board Approves Rent Registration Regulations

On February 21, 2018, the Richmond Rent Board adopted Chapter 4, establishing Rent Registration requirements for all Rental Units in the City of Richmond.

Rental property owners can expect to receive information in the mail from the Rent Program with instructions for submitting required information to achieve compliance with Rent Registration requirements.

Regulations Chapter 7: Regarding Substantive Rent Adjustment (Subchapter C: Standards for Individual Rent Ceiling Adjustments), Vacancy Rent Increase and Chapter 4: Regarding Rent Registration

Rent Board Approves 2017-18 Annual Report

Following its adoption at the May 16, 2018, Rent Board Meeting, the 2017-18 Rent Program Annual Report is scheduled to be presented to the City Council in June 2018.

2017-18 Rent Program Annual Report

ity CTemas en el taller incluirán:

  • "Causa Justa" para desalojo y requisitos para mudanza
  • Requisitos para aviso sobre terminación de arrendamiento
  • Proceso de retención ilicita de vivienda (desalojo)

Temas en el taller incluirán:

  • "Causa Justa" para desalojo y requisitos para mudanza
  • Requisitos para aviso sobre terminación de arrendamiento
  • Proceso de retención ilicita de vivienda (desalojo)
Annual Report Cover for WEbsite

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Richmond, CA 94804
Monday - Friday
9:00 am -12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
510-234-RENT (7368) 
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