Peninsula/South Bay Rent Control Cities and Information

Rent Control

East Palo Alto
For partially exempt rental units, the owner must provide the tenant with a written notice of this Ordinance on a form prescribed by the City at the commencement of any tenancy, can only evict tenant for very limited purposes, and not harass tenants. All non-exempt units for rent in East Palo Alto must abide by all provisions of the rent stabilization ordinance, including the above portions. The ordinance includes restrictions on the maximum allowable rent at two different levels for tenancies commencing on either January 1, 2006 or July 15, 2009, requires annual registration of rental units and certification of maximum allowable rent (includes a fee of $234 per unit for 2011), restricts the allowable increase in the rent amount, and allows for the rent to be reset at the market rate at vacancy.

Los Gatos
Annual increase limited to 5 percent per year or 70 percent of CPI. 10 percent increase is allowed if rent hasn’t been raised for 24 months. Applies to tri-plexes or larger (Per Costa-Hawkins, units built after 1995 are exempt). Vacancy decontrol. Pass-through increases is allowed provided owner justifies increase through specific formula. There is an annual registration fee for rental units that fall under the ordinance.

San Jose
Applies to units built before Sept. 1979, 8 percent annual rent cap, 21 percent if no increase for over 24 months. Vacancy decontrol. Increase on or after anniversary only. Pass-through increases is allowed provided owner justifies increase through specific formula. Registration fee is required for rental units at two rates depending on whether they were built before or after 1979.

Source from Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (SILVAR)
http://www.silvar.org

 

 

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